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MySQL Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability

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MySQL Weak Password Encryption Vulnerability

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/31/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/01/2004
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

It was discovered that MySQL employs very weak encryption to store passwords. As a result, an attacker that retrieves the MySQL password file can easily retrieve the plaintext passwords.

Solution(s)

  • mysql-upgrade-3_23_58

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