1.4 Verify That the MYSQL_PWD Environment Variables Is Not In Use

Information

MySQL can read a default database password from an environment variable called MYSQL_PWD.

Solution

Check which users and/or scripts are setting MYSQL_PWD and change them to use a more secure method.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/1617

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(c), CSCv6|16.13, CSCv6|16.14

Plugin: Windows

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