MySQL mysqld Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

A vulnerability has been discovered for MySQL that may allow the mysqld service to start with elevated privileges.

An attacker 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.

This may allow an attacker to obtain elevated privileges on a compromised system.


 

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