MySQL < 6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3 Access Control Weakness

2012-01-18T00:00:00
ID MYSQL_6_0_9.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-11-15T00:00:00

Description

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than 6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3. As such, it reportedly allows a remote attacker to bypass access restrictions when the data directory contains a symbolic link to a different file system.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(17837);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/11/15 20:50:21");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2008-7247");
  script_bugtraq_id(38043);

  script_name(english:"MySQL < 6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3 Access Control Weakness");
  script_summary(english:"Checks version of MySQL server");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"Access restrictions can be bypassed on the remote database server.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is older than
6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3.  As such, it reportedly allows
a remote attacker to bypass access restrictions when the data
directory contains a symbolic link to a different file system.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125908040022018&w");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://lists.mysql.com/commits/59711");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=39277");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to MySQL version 6.0.9-alpha / 5.5.3 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(59);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2008/11/24");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2008/12/08");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/01/18");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"remote");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:mysql:mysql");
  script_end_attributes();
 
  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Databases");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("mysql_version.nasl", "mysql_login.nasl");
  script_require_ports("Services/mysql", 3306);
  script_require_keys("Settings/ParanoidReport");

  exit(0);
}


include("mysql_version.inc");
mysql_check_version(fixed:make_list('5.5.3', '6.0.9'), severity:SECURITY_WARNING);