← Back to team overview

maria-discuss team mailing list archive

Re: Critical Update for CVE-2016-6662


Am 12.09.2016 um 23:38 schrieb Reinis Rozitis:
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.

a service itself *must not* have the permissions to write it's config files

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

"Root-Code-Execution" is clickbait

Follow ups