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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Vendors:   MySQL.com
MySQL DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY Options May Let Remote Authenticated Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019084
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019084
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5970   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 26 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 12 2007
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.1.x before 4.1.24; 5.1.x before 5.1.23 and 6.0.x before 6.0.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in MySQL. A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.

A remote authenticated user can invoke the table-level DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options to create a partitioned table with the same name as an existing table to gain privileges on the existing table.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can gain elevated privileges.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixed versions (4.1.24, 5.1.23, 6.0.4).

The MySQL advisory is available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/news-4-1-24.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-23.html

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

Message History:   None.


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