CVE-2012-5383

Published: 11 October 2012

** DISPUTED ** Untrusted search path vulnerability in the installation functionality in Oracle MySQL 5.5.28, when installed in the top-level C:\ directory, might allow local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the "C:\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\bin" directory, which may be added to the PATH system environment variable by an administrator, as demonstrated by a Trojan horse wlbsctrl.dll file used by the "IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules" system service in Windows Vista SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8 Release Preview. NOTE: CVE disputes this issue because the unsafe PATH is established only by a separate administrative action that is not a default part of the MySQL installation.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
mysql
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

mysql-5.1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

mysql-5.5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

mysql-cluster-7.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

mysql-dfsg-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

mysql-dfsg-5.1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
mysql-cluster-7.0 not supported per Ubuntu Server team
As of 2012/01/09, Oracle no longer supports MySQL 5.0.
Unfortunately, because of upstream update and commit policies it is not
possible to backport patches from later releases. Ubuntu is regrettably
unable to support MySQL 5.0 and users are encouraged to upgrade to Ubuntu
10.04 LTS or later.
Windows only

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