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MySQL University: Securich - Security Plugin for MySQL

This Thursday (February 25th, 13:00 UTC - way earlier than usual!), Darren Cassar will present Securich - Security Plugin for MySQL. According to Darren, the author of the plugin, Securich is an incredibly handy and versatile tool for managing user privileges on MySQL through the use of roles. It basically makes granting and revoking rights a piece of cake, not to mention added security it provides through password expiry and password history, the customization level it permits, the fact that it runs on any MySQL 5.0 or later and it's easily deployable on any official MySQL binary, platform independent.
More information here: http://www.securich.com/about.html.

For MySQL University sessions, point your …

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MySQL University: Securich - Security Plugin for MySQL

This Thursday (February 25th, 13:00 UTC - way earlier than usual!), Darren Cassar will present Securich - Security Plugin for MySQL. According to Darren, the author of the plugin, Securich is an incredibly handy and versatile tool for managing user privileges on MySQL through the use of roles. It basically makes granting and revoking rights a piece of cake, not to mention added security it provides through password expiry and password history, the customization level it permits, the fact that it runs on any MySQL 5.0 or later and it's easily deployable on any official MySQL binary, platform independent.
More information here: http://www.securich.com/about.html.

For MySQL University sessions, point your …

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Reminder: Tech Webinar on Security for Web Application

Reminder, mark you callendar:

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Solaris, Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>


Reminder: Tech Webinar on Security for Web Application

Reminder, mark you callendar:

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Solaris, Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>


Reminder: Tech Webinar on Security for Web Application

Reminder, mark you callendar:

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Solaris, Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>


Tech Webinar: Security for Web Application

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>

Tech Webinar: Security for Web Application

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>

Tech Webinar: Security for Web Application

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>

MySQL anonymous accounts – User=”, Host=’%’ – CODE RED

I want to highlight the importance of reviewing mysql’s initial set of accounts.
Say you have a mysql on abc.def.ghi.jkl running on port 3306 anonymous account with privileges without a password, then:
1. mysql (if issued on localhost)
2. mysql -h abc.def.ghi.jkl
3. mysql -u ” -h abc.def.ghi.jkl
4. mysql -u ” -h abc.def.ghi.jkl -P 3306
5. mysql -u user_which_does_not_exist -h abc.def.ghi.jkl

will all manage to get into mysql given the way mysql authenticates users is against your username and client host from where you are connecting.

This verification is done versus the following columns in the mysql.user table, i.e., User,Host and Password columns.
An entry in the mysql.user table with the following values User=”, Host=’%’ will accept ANY user connecting from ANYWHERE in the world, thus disabling ANY security. Hence the reason for this blog post highlighting the importance …

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’strings’ to the rescue

A broken VIEW was caused by the view’s definer being non-existent. In this particular system, backups are done by replicating all the machines (production, development, test, etc) to one server and doing cold physical backups off that server, which currently has 12 instances running.

So in order to find on what machine the user might still be defined, I went to the backup server. All the data directories are in one path, ie:

instance 1 has a datadir of /data/mysql/instance1
instance 2 has a datadir of /data/mysql/instance2

Now, the unix tool strings can be used against many types of files. In particular, though, you can use strings on the mysql/user.MYD file to see the username, host, and password hash. (note that strings only shows strings longer than 3 characters, so if your host or username is 3 characters or less, it will not show up in the output of strings. You …

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