Tuesday28 March 2023

Displaying items by tag: Brute Force Attack

84A rather major, but basic flaw in the way that MySQL and MariaDB handle passwords has opened up both of these to brute force attacks and can allow the attacker to gain access in seconds. This flaw which exploits an issue in the way the passwords are checked using the memcmp function can be used as long as the attacker knows at least one user name. Considering that “root” is almost always in existence the password security on many MySQL and MariaDB databases is practically nonexistent.

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