MySQL database server is widely used by online businesses to store their critical and valuable data. MariaDB and Percona are other database servers based on MySQL.
But the confidentiality and security of these database servers goes for a toss when one fine morning a vulnerability or exploit in the software gets published.
It was only a couple of months ago that the MySQL vulnerability CVE-2016-6662 ‘Remote Root Code Execution’ / ‘Privilege Escalation’ got revealed.
Two more critical vulnerabilities in MySQL has been revealed recently, which can lead to a server hack by executing arbitrary code and gaining root privilege.