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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4098

Original release date: 09/18/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1) DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4097.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/17/2010)
This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html and in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1067.html . In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, issue CVE-2008-2079 was fixed without introducing CVE-2008-4098 in https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html .

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-897-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=32167
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:025
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10591
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1067
External Source: XF
Name: mysql-myisam-symlink-security-bypass(45649)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:094
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480292#25
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0110
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1662
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-671-1

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10591
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.20
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.20.32a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.21
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22.26
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22.27
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22.28
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22.29
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22.30
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.22.32
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.0:alpha
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.11
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.10
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.13
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.12
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.15
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.14
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.17
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.16
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.19
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.18
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.20:beta
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.2
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.27
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.26
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.4
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.3
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.23
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.21
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.25
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.24
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.5a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.5
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.10
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.9
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.0
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.12
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.13
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.11
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.11:gamma
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.16
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.17
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.14
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.15
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.2
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.20
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.18
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.19
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.52
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.51
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.50
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.5
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.54a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.54
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.53a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.53
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.58
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.57
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.56
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.55
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.8
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.7
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.6
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.59
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.35
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.36
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.37
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.38
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.39
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.4
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.40
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.41
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.42
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.43
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.44
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.45
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.46
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.47
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.48
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.49
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.22
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.21
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.24
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.23
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.26
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.25
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.28
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.27
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.29
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.28:gamma
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.30
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.3
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.32
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.31
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.34
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:3.23.33
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30:sp1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.50
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.45
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.44
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.30
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.42
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.23
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.23
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.38
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.36
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.32
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.25
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.5.0.21
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.5
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.7
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.6
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.8
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3:beta
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.37
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.33
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.24a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.4
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.3a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.4a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.41
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.2
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.20
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.20a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.21
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.22
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.22.1.0.1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.24
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.27
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.15a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.16
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.16a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.17
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.17a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.18
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.19
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0:alpha
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0.0
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.0
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.8a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.9
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.7
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.8
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.14
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.15
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.12
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.13
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.10a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.11
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.10
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.20
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.2:alpha
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.2
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.19
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.18
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.17
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.16
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.15a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.6
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.5
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.4
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.3:beta
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.3
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.22
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.21
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.0.0
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.10
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.10a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.9:gamma
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.0
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.0:alpha
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.13a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.14
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.14a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.15
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.11
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.12
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.12a
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.1.13
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.8
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.7:gamma
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.9
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.8:gamma
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.7
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:4.0.6
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.9
cpe:/a:mysql:mysql:5.0.51b and previous versions

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