Nasty Mysql zero day vulnerability

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Nasty Mysql zero day vulnerability

Postby viking60 » 13 Sep 2016, 19:07

The Mysql database that Oracle bought from Sun has a nasty vulnerability that can be exploited to allow crooks to execute arbitrary code with root privileges when the MySQL service is restarted.

Oracle has not yet come up with a patch for this weakness in MySql, but the MariaDB fork is already patched for this vulnerability that goes under the name of CVE-2016-6662.

Most fora in the internet like this one use Mysql or MariaDB. Since MariaDB is compatible with Mysql it looks like a good idea to change from Mysql to MariaDB.

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