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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:22:36 +0100
From: Martin Drescher <drescher@...fu.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Clear text password in process list when using MySQL GUI tools

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Hi ML.

If you use some MySQL-GUI-tool in most (any?) linux distribution like
mysql-admin or mysql-query-browser and then open 'Tools -> MySQL Text
Console' your password, user name and host will become exposed in the
process list.

I think this issue must exists over a long time in many distributions
now but nobody ever cared about.

For Debian users:
Packages mysql-query-browser, mysql-admin are affected.


So far, Martin

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