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Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:52:55 +0100
From: king cope <isowarez.isowarez.isowarez@...glemail.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, 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: MySQL (Linux) Stack based
 buffer overrun PoC Zeroday

Yes you are way right.
Don't patch it!

2012/12/3 Sergei Golubchik <serg@...monty.org>:
> Hi, king cope!
>
> On Dec 02, king cope wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> I understand that it's insecure to have FILE privileges attached to a
>> user.  But if this a configuration issue and not a vulnerability then
>> as stated above there must be something wrong with the privilege
>> management in this SQL server.
>
> You've missed that part of my reply:
>
>> > Additionally, MySQL (and MariaDB) provides a --secure-file-priv
>> > option that allows to restrict all FILE operations to a specific
>> > directory.
>
> Normally, if a DBA wants to grant FILE privilege to users, the server
> will have something like secure-file-priv=/tmp/mysql (for example)
> specified in the configuration file. This way any operation allowed by
> the FILE privilege (like SELECT ... OUTFILE) will only be able to access
> files under the /tmp/mysql/ path.
>
> Regards,
> Sergei
>

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