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MySQL mysqld Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for the remote MySQL version

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

You are running a version of MySQL which is older than version 3.23.56.
It is vulnerable to a vulnerability that may permit the mysqld service
to start with elevated rights.

A possible hacker can exploit this vulnerability by creating a DATADIR/my.cnf
that includes the line 'user=root' under the '[mysqld]' option section.

When the mysqld service is executed, it will run as the root
user instead of the default user.

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : Upgrade to at least version 3.23.56

Networks Security ID: 7052

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 StrongHoldNet

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