Re: [oss-security] Re: [Full-disclosure] MySQL (Linux) Stack based- buffer overrun PoC Zeroday

From: king cope <isowarez.isowarez.isowarez@googlemail.com>
To: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org>
Cc: oss-security@lists.openwall.com,Kurt Seifried <kseifried@redhat.com>,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk,bugtraq@securityfocus.com,todd@packetstormsecurity.org,submit@offsec.com,Mitre CVE assign department <cve-assign@mitre.org>,Steven Christey <coley@mitre.org>,security@mariadb.org,security@mysql.com,Ritwik Ghoshal <ritwik.ghoshal@oracle.com>,moderators@osvdb.org
Subject: Re: [oss-security] Re: [Full-disclosure] MySQL (Linux) Stack based- buffer overrun PoC Zeroday
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Correct, I tell that from experience because I've seen many
configurations where the least privileged user has file privs enabled.
If we leave it that way the attackers will be more happy, it's not
decision to patch it or not, just a hint .

Regard,

Kingcope


2012/12/2 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@debian.org>:
> On dim., 2012-12-02 at 21:17 +0100, king cope wrote:
>> My opinion is that the FILE to admin privilege elevation should be patched.
>> What is the reason to have FILE and ADMIN privileges seperated when
>> with this exploit
>> FILE privileges equate to ALL ADMIN privileges.
>
> Maybe because you might not want admins to have read/write access to the
> filesystem anyway?
>
> Regards,
> --
> Yves-Alexis





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