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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL Table View Access Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018663
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018663
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3782   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 7 2007
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 5.0.45
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges on a different database.

A remote authenticated user can use a view that refers to an external table of a different database to gain update privileges for that table.

Phil Anderton reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain update privileges for a table in another database on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (5.0.45).
Vendor URL:  bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27878 (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.
Sep 10 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Table View Access Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack.
May 22 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) MySQL Table View Access Bug Lets Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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