Oracle MySQL Server up to 5.5.38/5.6.19 Privilege Escalation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Oracle MySQL Server up to 5.5.38/5.6.19 (Database Software). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Unspecified vulnerability in Oracle MySQL Server 5.5.38 and earlier, and 5.6.19 and earlier, allows remote authenticated users to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability via vectors related to CLIENT:MYSQLDUMP.

The weakness was released 10/15/2014 with Oracle as Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2014 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2014-6530 since 09/17/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 79299 (CentOS 5 : mysql55-mysql (CESA-2014:1859)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CentOS Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195719 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Mysql-5.5 Vulnerabilities (USN-2384-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (97177), Tenable (79299), SecurityFocus (BID 70486†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-46527†). Further details are available at







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Class: Privilege Escalation
CWE: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 79299
Nessus Name: CentOS 5 : mysql55-mysql (CESA-2014:1859)
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OpenVAS ID: 703054
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3054-1 (mysql-5.5 - security update)
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Advisory: Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - October 2014
Organization: Oracle
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-6530 (🔍)

X-Force: 97177 - Oracle MySQL Server CLIENT:MYSQLDUMP unspecified, Medium Risk
SecurityFocus: 70486 - Oracle MySQL Server CVE-2014-6530 Remote Security Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 46527 - [cpuoct2014-1972960] Oracle MySQL Remote Host Privilege due to a Flaw in the CLIENT:MYSQLDUMP Subcomponent - CVE-2014-6530, Medium

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Created: 10/15/2014 01:40 PM
Updated: 02/23/2022 08:28 AM
Changes: 10/15/2014 01:40 PM (77), 06/09/2017 06:53 AM (5), 02/23/2022 08:28 AM (3)
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