4.2 Ensure Example or Test Databases are Not Installed on Production Servers

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The default MariaDB installation does not contain any example or test databases. However, it is a good idea to review for common example databases and ensure they have been removed from production systems.


Dropping example databases will reduce the attack surface of the MariaDB server.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Execute the following SQL statement to drop an example database:

DROP DATABASE <database name>;

Default Value:

By default, MariaDB 10.6 does not contain any example or test databases.

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