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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:39:47 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: coley <>
Subject: Re: Clear text password in process list when using
 MySQL GUI tools

----- "Martin Drescher" <> wrote:
> 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.

While I suspect there are more things with these problems, let's start with
these two:

CVE-2010-4177 mysql-query-browser clear text password in process list
CVE-2010-4178 mysql-admin clear text password in process list



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