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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4097

MySQL 5.0.51a 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 associated with symlinks within pathnames for subdirectories of the MySQL home data directory, which are followed when tables are created in the future. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079.
Publish Date : 2008-09-18 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.6
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4097 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084097 unix
DSA-1662 mysql-dfsg-5.0 -- authorisation bypass oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7628 unix
DSA-1662-1 mysql-dfsg-5.0 - authorisation bypass oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18440 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-2008-4097

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mysql Mysql 5.0.51a Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mysql Mysql 1

- References For CVE-2008-4097

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45648
XF mysql-myisam-symlinks-security-bypass(45648)
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-671-1
UBUNTU USN-671-1
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:094
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:094
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=480292#25
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/09/20
MLIST [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/16/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20080916 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:025

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4097

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


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