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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4030

MySQL 5.1.x before 5.1.41 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 data home directory, related to incorrect calculation of the mysql_unpacked_real_data_home value. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-4098 and CVE-2008-2079.
Publish Date : 2009-11-30 Last Update Date : 2019-12-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P 2009-11-20 2009-11-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-4030 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2010-0109 -- mysql security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28260 unix
DSA-1997 mysql-dfsg-5.0 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6799 unix
DSA-1997-1 mysql-dfsg-5.0 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20084 unix
ELSA-2010:0109: mysql security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22758 unix
MySQL 5.1 Privilege Bypass with DATA/INDEX DIRECTORY oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8156 windows
MySQL 5.1.x before 5.1.41 allows local users to bypass certain privilege checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM tabl... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11116 unix
RHSA-2010:0109: mysql security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21419 unix
RHSA-2010:0109: mysql security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100109 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-2009-4030

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.23 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Mysql Mysql 5.1.32 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.7 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.8 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.13 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.14 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.15 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.16 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.17 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.18 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.19 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.20 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.21 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.22 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Oracle Mysql 5.1.30 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Mysql Mysql 3
Oracle Mysql 23

- References For CVE-2009-4030
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:021
APPLE APPLE-SA-2010-03-29-1
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0110
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0109
MLIST [oss-security] 20091124 Re: mysql-5.1.41
MLIST [commits] 20091110 bzr commit into mysql-5.0-bugteam branch (joro:2845) Bug#32167
MLIST [oss-security] 20091124 Re: mysql-5.1.41
MLIST [oss-security] 20091124 Re: mysql-5.1.41 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20091119 mysql-5.1.41 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2010-1107
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8156
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11116

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4030

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