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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL Case-Sensitive Database Names May Let Users Access Restricted Databases
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016710
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016710
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4226   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Sep 5 2006
Original Entry Date:  Aug 17 2006
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.0.25
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user may be able to access a restricted database.

On Linux-based systems or systems with case-sensitive filesystems, an authenticated user with rights to acess a database may be able to create or access a different database that has the same name as the original database but where one or more letters has a different case.

Michal Prokopiuk reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user may be able to access a restricted database in certain cases.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix. The fix is planned for inclusion in upcoming version 5.0.25.

The MySQL advisory is available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-25.html

Vendor URL:  dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-25.html (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.
Feb 19 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Case-Sensitive Database Names May Let Users Access Restricted Databases
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack.
Apr 3 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Case-Sensitive Database Names May Let Users Access Restricted Databases
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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