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From:Greg Patterson Date:September 22 1999 4:52pm
Subject:Re: MySQL and Security
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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 ?

Connect how?

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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MySQL and SecurityDaniel E. White22 Sep
  • Re: MySQL and SecurityGreg Patterson22 Sep