On Wed, 22 Sep 1999, Daniel E. White wrote:
> If I connect from Machine A to a mysql server on Machine B, is there a
> means of getting to a Machine B shell ?
There is always a risk of bugs in software that may lead to things like
buffer overruns or backdoors. These risks may in turn lead to giving a
craker access to a shell (running as the UID/GID of the MySQL server).
None are known however.
> If so, can this be prevented ?
Firewall security. If nobody but users from Machine A should be
connecting to Machine B's MySQL port, then block everybody but
them and remove telnet access and any of the various unneeded
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