Published: 13/07/2010 Updated: 09/11/2020
CVSS v2 Base Score: 3.5 | Impact Score: 2.9 | Exploitability Score: 6.8
VMScore: 355
Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Summary

MySQL prior to 5.1.48 allows remote authenticated users with alter database privileges to cause a denial of service (server crash and database loss) via an ALTER DATABASE command with a #mysql50# string followed by a . (dot), .. (dot dot), ../ (dot dot slash) or similar sequence, and an UPGRADE DATA DIRECTORY NAME command, which causes MySQL to move certain directories to the server data directory.

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It was discovered that MySQL incorrectly handled certain requests with the UPGRADE DATA DIRECTORY NAME command An authenticated user could exploit this to make MySQL crash, causing a denial of service This issue only affected Ubuntu 910 and 1004 LTS (CVE-2010-2008) ...


A vulnerability was reported in MySQL A remote authenticated user can cause denial of service conditions This issue affects versions prior to MySQL 5148 A remote authenticated user can send a specially crafted ALTER DATABASE command to cause the target server to move a data directory into a new subdirectory, causing the data directory to be ...