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Category:   Application (Database)  >   MySQL Manager Vendors:   Apple Computer
Apple MySQL Manager Database Initialization Bug May Let Local Users Access the Database
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016077
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016077
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1451   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2006
Impact:   User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apple MySQL Manager. A local user can access the database.

When a MySQL database server is set up using MySQL Manager, the manager does not use the "New MySQL root password," which leaves the actual MySQL root password empty. As a result, a local user can gain full access to the database.

Systems prior to Mac OS X Server v10.4 are not affected.

Apple credits Ben Low of the University of New South Wales with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can gain full access to the target database.
Solution:   Apple has issued a fix as part of Security Update 2006-003, available via Software Update preferences and at Apple Downloads:

http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

The Apple security advisory is available at:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737

Vendor URL:  docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303737 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error, State error
Underlying OS:   UNIX (OS X)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 11 May 2006 17:49:47 -0400
Subject:  http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303752



      MySQL Manager

      CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1451

      Available for: Mac OS X Server v10.4.6

      Impact: MySQL database may be accessed with an empty password

      Description: During the initial setup of a MySQL database server using MySQL Manager, the "New MySQL root password" may be supplied. However, this password is not actually used. As a result, the MySQL root password will remain empty. A local user 
 
 


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