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Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:26:30 +0400
Subject: Re: CVE request: Debian's package "mysql-server" leaks credential information

On 08-Jun-2013 13:28:28 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

 >> That's not a security issue, but a misconfiguration
 > I consider this a security bug in the debian package's maintainer
 > scripts: it is a race condition that leaks confidential information

Package post-install scripts are closer to configuration.

 >> (alas, very common for Deb*an packages)
 > If you know of more bugs like this, please report them with an
 > e-mail to with the first line "Package:
 > FOO" (where "FOO" is replaced by the name of the buggy package).
 > Thanks!

I know lots (even for MySQL, which we are discussing, I can recall
at least mysqldump producing trash, or several replication issues),
but I don't want to waste my time.

P.S.: :-)

Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin <gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru>
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