Apple Mac OS X MySQL Manager blank password

macos-mysql-manager-blank-password (26420) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Apple Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server could allow a local attacker to gain access to a new MySQL database. MySQL Manager creates a new database with a blank password. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain access to the database.


Gain Privileges


Apply Apple Security Update 2006-003, available from the Apple Web site. See References.


  • Apple Security Update 2006-003: About Security Update 2006-003.
  • US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-132A: Apple Mac Products Affected by Multiple Vulnerabilities.
  • BID-17951: Apple Mac OS X Security Update 2006-003 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2006-1451: MySQL Manager in Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.6, when setting up a new MySQL database server, does not use the New MySQL root password that is provided, which causes the MySQL root password to be blank and allows local users to gain full privileges to that database.
  • OSVDB ID: 25595: Apple Mac OS X MySQL Manager Blank root Password
  • SA20077: Mac OS X Security Update Fixes Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016077: Apple MySQL Manager Database Initialization Bug May Let Local Users Access the Database

Platforms Affected:

  • Apple Mac OS X Server 10.4.6


May 11, 2006

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