Bug 655012 (CVE-2010-4178) - CVE-2010-4178 mysql-gui-tools (mysql-administrator): Clear text password in the process list after user's launch of mysql text console
Summary: CVE-2010-4178 mysql-gui-tools (mysql-administrator): Clear text password in t...
Alias: CVE-2010-4178
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 655018
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-11-19 11:03 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-16 22:48:20 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-11-19 11:03:32 UTC
Martin Drescher pointed out a deficiency in the way
mysql-administrator launched MySQL Text Console
after user's MySQL connection to the MySQL server. 
A local attacker could use this flaw to view the
password of the user, connected to the MySQL server, 
in the clear text form via the list of running processes.

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/16/6
[2] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/11/18/2

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-11-19 11:05:06 UTC
This issue affects the version of the mysql-gui-tools package,
as shipped with Fedora release of 12.

Please fix.

Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-11-19 11:26:18 UTC
Created mysql-gui-tools tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-12 [bug 655018]

Comment 4 Pavel Alexeev 2010-11-19 17:08:53 UTC
musql-gui-tools is dead package. It is not supported upstream many times and it is not Fedora start from 13. I do not want even see on it. Fedora 12 in few days reached EOL. So, I suggest close it.

Comment 5 Dennis Gilmore 2011-06-16 22:48:20 UTC
old package replaced by mysql-workbench

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