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.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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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[oss-security] 20130608 Re: CVE request: Debian's package "mysql-server" leaks credential information