MySQL command-line client cross-site scripting

mysql-commandline-xss (45590) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

MySQL is vulnerable to cross-site scripting, caused by improper validation of HTML special characters by the command-line client. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a data table to inject malicious JavaScript into a Web page which would be executed in a victim's Web browser within the security context of the hosting Web site, once the page is viewed. An attacker could use this vulnerability to steal the victim's cookie-based authentication credentials.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.1
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the patch for this vulnerability (bug27884.patch), available from MySQL Bug #27884. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Apple Web site: About the security content of Security Update 2010-002 / Mac OS X v10.6.3.
  • BugTraq Mailing List, Tue Sep 30 2008 - 03:29:38 CDT: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability.
  • Henlich schreibt Advisory, 2007-04-17: MySQL command-line client HTML injection vulnerability.
  • MySQL Bug #27884: mysql --html does not quote HTML special characters in output.
  • MySQL Web site: MySQL Downloads.
  • BID-31486: MySQL Command Line Client HTML Special Characters HTML Injection Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-4456: Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the command-line client in MySQL 5.0.26 through 5.0.45, and other versions including versions later than 5.0.45, when the --html option is enabled, allows attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML by placing it in a database cell, which might be accessed by this client when composing an HTML document. NOTE: as of 20081031, the issue has not been fixed in MySQL 5.0.67.
  • DSA-1783: mysql-dfsg-5.0 -- multiple vulnerabilities
  • MDVSA-2009:094: mysql
  • MDVSA-2009:326: mysql
  • RHSA-2009-1289: Moderate: mysql security and bug fix update
  • RHSA-2009-1461: Important: Red Hat Application Stack v2.4 security and enhancement update
  • RHSA-2010-0110: Moderate: mysql security update
  • SA32072: MySQL HTML Output Script Insertion Security Issue
  • SUSE-SR:2009:014: SUSE Security Summary Report
  • USN-897-1: MySQL vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.1
  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.6.2
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
  • Debian Debian Linux 4.0
  • Debian Debian Linux 5.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0
  • Mandriva Linux 2009.0 X86_64
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.1
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.18
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.19
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.2
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.20
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.21
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.22
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.22.1.0.1
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.27
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.3
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.33
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.37
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.4
  • MySQL MySQL 5.0.44
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.10
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.11
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.12
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.13
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.14
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.15
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.16
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.17
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.23
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.5
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.6
  • MySQL MySQL 5.1.9
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.8.z ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat RHEL Application Stack 2

Reported:

Apr 17, 2007

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