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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4456

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the command-line client in MySQL 5.0.26 through 5.0.45, and other versions including versions later than 5.0.45, when the --html option is enabled, allows attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by placing it in a database cell, which might be accessed by this client when composing an HTML document. NOTE: as of 20081031, the issue has not been fixed in MySQL 5.0.67.
Publish Date : 2008-10-06 Last Update Date : 2013-01-22
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.6
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site Scripting
CWE ID 79

- Vendor Statements

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-4456 This issue was addressed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 by https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 by https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html . The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, future MySQL package updates may address this flaw for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and Red Hat Application Stack 2.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
1.7
AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N 2008-10-06 2008-09-30
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the command-line client in MySQL 5.0.26 through 5.0.45, and other versions i... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11456 unix
CVE-2008-4456 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084456 unix
DSA-1783 mysql-dfsg-5.0 -- multiple vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7877 unix
DSA-1783-1 mysql-dfsg-5.0 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20178 unix
ELSA-2009:1289: mysql security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22888 unix
RHSA-2009:1289: mysql security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091289 unix
RHSA-2010:0110: mysql security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100110 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4456

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.30 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.38 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.42 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.44 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.45 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.67 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mysql Mysql 15

- References For CVE-2008-4456

http://secunia.com/advisories/36566
SECUNIA 36566
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2010//Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
http://secunia.com/advisories/32072
SECUNIA 32072
http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2008/Oct/0026.html
BUGTRAQ 20081004 RE: RE: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://secunia.com/advisories/38517
SECUNIA 38517
http://secunia.com/advisories/34907
SECUNIA 34907
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4357
SREASON 4357
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4077 CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1783
DEBIAN DSA-1783
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-897-1
UBUNTU USN-897-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:094
http://www.henlich.de/it-security/mysql-command-line-client-html-injection-vulnerability
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1289.html
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1289
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0110.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0110
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/496877/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080930 RE: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/496842/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080930 MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497158/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081008 Re: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31486
BID 31486 MySQL Command Line Client HTML Special Characters HTML Injection Vulnerability Release Date:2012-03-12
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497885/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081029 Re: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=27884 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/45590
XF mysql-commandline-xss(45590)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4456

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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