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MySQL Root Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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MySQL Root Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/24/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
08/22/2013

Description

MySQL 3.23.55 and earlier creates world-writeable files and allows mysql users to gain root privileges by using the "SELECT * INFO OUTFILE" operator to overwrite a configuration file and cause mysql to run as root upon restart, as demonstrated by modifying my.cnf.

Solution(s)

  • mysql-upgrade-3_23_56
  • mysql-upgrade-latest

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