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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5970

Original release date: 12/10/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

MySQL 5.1.x before 5.1.23 and 6.0.x before 6.0.4 allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges on arbitrary tables via unspecified vectors involving use of table-level DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options when creating a partitioned table with the same name as a table on which the user lacks privileges.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/09/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the mysql packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5, Red Hat Application Stack v1, and v2, as the versions shipped do not support table partitioning. The partitioning feature was introduced in development MySQL version 5.1.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/6.0/en/news-6-0-4.html
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 42607
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/news-5-1-23.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0560
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019084
External Source: XF
Name: mysql-datadirectory-privilege-escalation(38988)

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