DescriptionRace condition in the post-installation script (mysql-server-5.5.postinst) for MySQL Server 5.5 for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu Linux creates a configuration file with world-readable permissions before restricting the permissions, which allows local users to read the file and obtain sensitive information such as credentials.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-75-1, DSA-2818-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs711600
Debian/oldoldstablepackage mysql-5.1 is vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
mysql-5.1 (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)5.1.73-1vulnerable
squeeze (lts)5.1.73-1+deb6u1fixed
mysql-5.5 (PTS)wheezy5.5.44-0+deb7u1fixed
wheezy (security)5.5.46-0+deb7u1fixed
sid, jessie5.5.44-0+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)5.5.46-0+deb8u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[squeeze] - mysql-5.1 <no-dsa> (Minor issue, can be included in a future DSA)

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