MySQL vulnerability allows attackers to bypass password verification

    Date12 Jun 2012
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    1941
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Security researchers have released details about a vulnerability in the MySQL server that could allow potential attackers to access MySQL databases without inputting proper authentication credentials. The vulnerability is identified as CVE-2012-2122 and was addressed in MySQL 5.1.63 and 5.5.25 in May. However, many server administrators might not be aware of its impact, because the changelog for those versions contained very little information about the security bug.
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