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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-15945: MariaDB, MySQL: Root privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-15945: MariaDB, MySQL: Root privilege escalation

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
10/27/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/13/2017
Modified
12/01/2017

Description

The installation scripts in the Gentoo dev-db/mysql, dev-db/mariadb, dev-db/percona-server, dev-db/mysql-cluster, and dev-db/mariadb-galera packages before 2017-09-29 have chown calls for user-writable directory trees, which allows local users to gain privileges by leveraging access to the mysql account for creation of a link.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-db-mariadb
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-db-mysql

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