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.
Published 2008-09-18 15:04:27
Updated 2019-12-17 20:26:08
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Threat overview for CVE-2008-4098

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2008-4098
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 3306
IPs affected by CVE-2008-4098 8,566
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-4098

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~ 8 %
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CVSS scores for CVE-2008-4098

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CWE ids for CVE-2008-4098

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-4098

  • Red Hat 2010-02-17
    This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via and in Red Hat Application Stack v2 via . In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, issue CVE-2008-2079 was fixed without introducing CVE-2008-4098 in .

References for CVE-2008-4098

Products affected by CVE-2008-4098

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