MySQL before 5.0.67 allows local users to bypass certain privilege
checks by calling CREATE TABLE on a MyISAM table with modified (1)
DATA DIRECTORY or (2) INDEX DIRECTORY arguments that are originally
associated with pathnames without symlinks, and that can point to
tables created at a future time at which a pathname is modified to
contain a symlink to a subdirectory of the MySQL home data directory.
NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for
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MLIST:[oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: MySQL incomplete fix for CVE-2008-2079
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