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Re: Critical Update for CVE-2016-6662


mysqld_safe != mysqld != something a client interacts with which distribution out there is running *mysqld* as root?

Did you read the advisory or I don't get what your are arguing against/for?

A client interacts with a database which in some cases using simple SQL is able to overwrite configuration files which then might be used a by a safeguarding script (been there for ages). Further disclosure might explain how it can be done even without FILE or SUPER privileges.

but "MySQL-Exploit-Remote-Root-Code-Execution" is written by fools

If you call someone a fool for disclosing such an attack vector (which is aknowledged by all sides (the software developers / Mitre etc)) even if as you think doesn't affect you is quite rude.


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