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Re: Remote Console on MySQL
From: Marco Ivaldi <raptor () 0xdeadbeef info>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 15:59:16 +0200 (CEST)

Hey Frank,

On Wed, 5 Apr 2006, tester () secfocus com wrote:

Im doing a pentest and found 3306 open with no password.  I logged in a
root using Navcat MYSQL GUI..


root () myipaddress does not have privilages to the main mysql database..
My question:
Can you run commands on mysql to interact with the OS like XP..cmdshell

First of all, which version of the database are you currently testing? If
it's an old release maybe you can exploit some known vulnerabilities:


AFAIK, although since MySQL 5 the stored procedure mechanism has been
finally implemented, MySQL doesn't ship with any default stored procedures

Thus, if you don't have enough privileges to create a User Defined
Function (UDF) or a procedure (i haven't looked at them yet, so i'm not
sure you can execute OS commands through stored procedures) yourself, i
don't believe you'll be able to run commands interacting with the
underlying OS.

Anyway, to learn more about MySQL UDFs you should take a look at my
privilege escalation examples (YMMV):


Moreover, i recommend you the following readings as well (google for more
similar resources):


Finally, here's an excellent resource about MySQL (and other DBMs)  


Good luck with the pen-test,

Marco Ivaldi
Antifork Research, Inc.   http://0xdeadbeef.info/
3B05 C9C5 A2DE C3D7 4233  0394 EF85 2008 DBFD B707

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