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Oracle Mysql 'my.conf' Security Bypass Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Databases

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is running Oracle MySQL and is prone to security bypass vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to datadir is writable by the mysqld server, and a user that can connect to MySQL can create 'my.cnf' in the datadir using 'SELECT ... OUTFILE'.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Oracle MySQL Server before 5.5.52, 5.6.x before 5.6.33, and 5.7.x before 5.7.15 on windows.

Detection Method

Detection Method

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

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Oracle MySQL Server 5.5.52, or 5.6.33, or 5.7.15, or later.

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