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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0150

MySQL 3.23.55 and earlier creates world-writeable files and allows mysql users to gain root privileges by using the "SELECT * INFO OUTFILE" operator to overwrite a configuration file and cause mysql to run as root upon restart, as demonstrated by modifying my.cnf.
Publish Date : 2003-03-24 Last Update Date : 2019-10-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication ???
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2003-03-08
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MYSQL Privilege Escalation Vulnerability via INFO OUTFILE Select oval:org.mitre.oval:def:442 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0150

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Oracle Mysql 3.23.52 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Oracle Mysql 3.23.53 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Oracle Mysql 3.23.53a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Oracle Mysql 3.23.54 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Oracle Mysql 3.23.54a * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Oracle Mysql 3.23.55 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Oracle Mysql 6

- References For CVE-2003-0150
XF mysql-datadir-root-privileges(11510)
ENGARDE ESA-20030324-012
BUGTRAQ 20030310 Re: MySQL user can be changed to root
BUGTRAQ 20030318 GLSA: mysql (200303-14)
BUGTRAQ 20030318 [OpenPKG-SA-2003.022] OpenPKG Security Advisory (mysql)
CERT-VN VU#203897
REDHAT RHSA-2003:094
REDHAT RHSA-2003:093
BUGTRAQ 20030308 MySQL_user_can_be_changed_to_root?
BID 7052 MySQL mysqld Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:442

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0150

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