CVE-2008-4098

NameCVE-2008-4098
DescriptionMySQL 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1662-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mysql-dfsg-5.0source(unstable)5.0.67-1medium
mysql-dfsg-5.0sourceetch5.0.32-7etch8mediumDSA-1662-1
mysql-dfsg-5.0sourcelenny5.0.51a-18medium
mysql-dfsg-5.0sourcesqueeze5.0.51a-18medium

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