MySQL 3.20.32 - 3.23.52 Weak Default Configuration

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Synopsis :

The default configuration of the remote database server may be
weak.

Description :

The version of MySQL installed on the remote host is 3.20.32 to
3.23.52. On Windows, the default configuration used in these versions
is weak.

- The database server binds to all network interfaces and
can be reached from outside. (CVE-2002-1921)

- Logging is disabled, attackers will not be detected.
(CVE-2002-1923)

- root's password is blank.

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/2002-08/0185.html

Solution :

Edit the configuration file and add this line if needed :

bind-address=127.0.0.1

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Databases

Nessus Plugin ID: 17821 ()

Bugtraq ID: 5503
5511
5513

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1921
CVE-2002-1923