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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-2162

Original release date: 08/19/2013
Last revised: 01/13/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Race condition in the post-installation script (mysql-server-5.5.postinst) for MySQL Server 5.5 for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu Linux creates a configuration file with world-readable permissions before restricting the permissions, which allows local users to read the file and obtain sensitive information such as credentials.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 1.9 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:M/AU:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: BID
Name: 60424
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 54300
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2818
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20130608 Re: CVE request: Debian's package "mysql-server" leaks credential information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1909-1
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=711600

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