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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL COM_FIELD_LIST Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024031
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024031
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1848   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 26 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.1.47
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can obtain elevated privileges on the target database.

The server does not properly validate the table name argument of a COM_FIELD_LIST command packet. A remote authenticated user with SELECT privileges on one table can obtain the field definitions of arbitrary tables from arbitrary databases on the target system.

In version 5.1, a remote authenticated user with DELECT or SELECT privileges on one table can delete or read content of any arbitrary tables from arbitrary databases on the target system.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user with certain privileges can access or modify data from other databases on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (5.1.47).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-47.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.
May 26 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL COM_FIELD_LIST Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Nov 3 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL COM_FIELD_LIST Validation Flaw Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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