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mysql -- GRANT access restriction problem

Affected packages
mysql-server <= 3.23.58_3
4.* <= mysql-server < 4.0.21


VuXML ID 01c231cd-4393-11d9-8bb9-00065be4b5b6
Discovery 2004-03-29
Entry 2004-12-16
Modified 2005-03-15

When a user is granted access to a database with a name containing an underscore and the underscore is not escaped then that user might also be able to access other, similarly named, databases on the affected system.

The problem is that the underscore is seen as a wildcard by MySQL and therefore it is possible that an admin might accidently GRANT a user access to multiple databases.


Bugtraq ID 11435
CVE Name CVE-2004-0957