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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL MyISAM Options Let Local Users Overwrite Table Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019995
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019995
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2079   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 20 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 8 2008
Impact:   Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1.x prior to 4.1.24, 5.0.x prior to 5.0.60, 5.1.x prior to 5.1.24, 6.0.x prior to 6.0.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A local user can bypass security restrictions.

A local user can create MyISAM tables using the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to overwrite existing table files in the MySQL data directory.

Sergei Golubchik reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can overwrite table files.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (4.1.24, 5.0.60, 5.1.24, 6.0.5).

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/releasenotes-es-5-0-60.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/6.0/en/news-6-0-5.html

On November 19, 2009, MySQL issued a revised fix (5.1.41) that includes additional corrections for this security vulnerability.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-41.html

Vendor URL:  www.mysql.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat Application Stack) MySQL MyISAM Options Let Local Users Overwrite Table Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux 4.
Jul 2 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix for Red Hat Application Stack) MySQL MyISAM Options Let Local Users Overwrite Table Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for for Red Hat Application Stack v2 for for Enterprise Linux 5.
Sep 2 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL MyISAM Options Let Local Users Overwrite Table Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Feb 16 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL MyISAM Options Let Local Users Overwrite Table Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Feb 16 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL MyISAM Options Let Local Users Overwrite Table Files   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 8 May 2008 08:36:53 -0400
Subject:  MySQL


> Important Change: Security Fix: It was possible to circumvent privileges through the
> creation of MyISAM tables employing the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY  options 
> to overwrite existing table files in the MySQL data directory. Use of the MySQL data 
> directory in DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY is now disallowed. (Bug#32167)

CVE-2008-2079
 
 


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