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Re: [oss-security] Re: [Full-disclosure] MySQL (Linux) Stack based buffer overrun PoC Zeroday
From: Sergei Golubchik <serg () askmonty org>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:25:22 +0100
Here's the vendor's reply:
On Dec 02, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
* CVE-2012-5611 MySQL (Linux) Stack based buffer overrun PoC Zeroday
A duplicate of CVE-2012-5579
Already fixed in all stable MariaDB version.
* CVE-2012-5612 MySQL (Linux) Heap Based Overrun PoC Zeroday
* CVE-2012-5613 MySQL (Linux) Database Privilege Elevation Zeroday
Not a bug. MySQL manual specifies many times very explicitly:
* Do not grant the `FILE' privilege to nonadministrative users. Any
user that has this privilege can write a file anywhere in the file
system with the privileges of the *Note `mysqld': mysqld. daemon.
To make this a bit safer, files generated with *Note `SELECT ...
INTO OUTFILE': select. do not overwrite existing files and are
writable by everyone.
The `FILE' privilege may also be used to read any file that is
world-readable or accessible to the Unix user that the server runs
as. With this privilege, you can read any file into a database
table. This could be abused, for example, by using *Note `LOAD
DATA': load-data. to load `/etc/passwd' into a table, which then
can be displayed with *Note `SELECT': select.
You should exercise particular caution in granting the `FILE'
and administrative privileges:
* The `FILE' privilege can be abused to read into a database table
any files that the MySQL server can read on the server host. This
includes all world-readable files and files in the server's data
directory. The table can then be accessed using *Note `SELECT':
select. to transfer its contents to the client host.
Additionally, MySQL (and MariaDB) provides a --secure-file-priv
option that allows to restrict all FILE operations to a specific
Thus, CVE-2012-5613 is not a bug, but a result of a misconfiguration,
much like an anonymous ftp upload access to the $HOME of the ftp user.
* CVE-2012-5614 MySQL Denial of Service Zeroday PoC
* CVE-2012-5615 MySQL Remote Preauth User Enumeration Zeroday
This is hardly a "zeroday" issue, it was known for, like, ten years.
But I'll see what we can do here.
MariaDB Security Coordinator