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mysql -- database "case-sensitive" privilege escalation

Description:

Michal Prokopiuk reports a privilege escalation in MySQL. The vulnerability causes MySQL, when run on case-sensitive filesystems, to allow remote and local authenticated users to create or access a database when the database name differs only in case from a database for which they have permissions.

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portaudit: mysql -- database "case-sensitive" privilege escalation

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Oliver Eikemeier <eik@FreeBSD.org>