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MariaDB 10.4.7 - 10.4.11 Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (Linux)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Databases

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

MariaDB is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

mysql_install_db in MariaDB allows privilege escalation from the mysql user account to root because chown and chmod are performed unsafely, as demonstrated by a symlink attack on a chmod 04755 of auth_pam_tool_dir/auth_pam_tool.

Affected Software

Affected Software

MariaDB versions 10.4.7 - 10.4.11.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Update to version 10.4.12 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)