[debian-mysql] Bug#510875: Bug#510875: mysql-server-5.0: does not ask for a password for `root' by default
mathiaz at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 7 01:03:35 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 05:23:34PM +0100, Nico Golde wrote:
> * Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar at 2008.43-1.org> [2009-01-05 16:42]:
> > The question asking for the administrative password has a priority of
> > `medium'. Debconf's default is to ask only questions of at least
> > priority `high' since 1.4.61 (and d-i apparently sets this value by
> > default even longer).
> > This results in an empty root password by default. Every user which
> > can connect from `localhost' has then full administrative privileges.
> > The only thing he has to do is run `mysql -u root'.
FYI the MySQL package in Ubuntu changes the debconf priority to high.
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