CVE-2009-4030

NameCVE-2009-4030
DescriptionMySQL 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1997-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mysql-5.1 (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze5.1.73-1fixed
squeeze (lts)5.1.73-1+deb6u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
mysql-5.1source(unstable)5.1.43-1medium
mysql-dfsg-5.0source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
mysql-dfsg-5.0sourceetch5.0.32-7etch12mediumDSA-1997-1
mysql-dfsg-5.0sourcelenny5.0.51a-24+lenny3mediumDSA-1997-1

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