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MySQL DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY symlink system table overwrite

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MySQL DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY symlink system table overwrite

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/10/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/22/2008
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

MySQL Community Server 5.0.x before 5.0.51, Enterprise Server 5.0.x before 5.0.52, Server 5.1.x before 5.1.23, and Server 6.0.x before 6.0.4, when a table relies on symlinks created through explicit DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY options, allows remote authenticated users to overwrite system table information and gain privileges via a RENAME TABLE statement that changes the symlink to point to an existing file.

Solution(s)

  • mysql-upgrade-5_0_51
  • mysql-upgrade-5_1_23
  • mysql-upgrade-6_0_4

References

  • mysql-upgrade-5_0_51
  • mysql-upgrade-5_1_23
  • mysql-upgrade-6_0_4

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