Root Access Through a User-installed MySQL Backdoor

Monday Feb 12th 2007 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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Did you know that you can gain root shell access (or system level access on Windows) through quirks in the load_file feature of MySQL?

[From Windows IT Pro]

You might be one the countless people who use MySQL on your network. After all, it's a great open source database platform. As with any network service, you shouldn't use it without locking it down to at least some extent because it can be used for nefarious purposes.

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