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Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 21:24:44 +0100
From: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Cc: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>,
  king cope <isowarez.isowarez.isowarez@...glemail.com>,
  full-disclosure@...ts.grok.org.uk, bugtraq@...urityfocus.com,
  todd@...ketstormsecurity.org, submit@...sec.com,
  Mitre CVE assign department <cve-assign@...re.org>,
  Steven Christey <coley@...re.org>, security@...iadb.org, security@...ql.com,
  Ritwik Ghoshal <ritwik.ghoshal@...cle.com>, moderators@...db.org
Subject: Re: [oss-security] Re: [Full-disclosure] MySQL (Linux) Stack based
 buffer overrun PoC Zeroday

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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