‘Tragically comedic’ flaw gives anyone root access to 900,000 Internet servers

It only happens about once every 256 times, and doesn't affect all the millions of MySQL and MariaDB databases that are among the most common apps on the web. 879,000 servers will let anyone log in who has a legitimate username and any password at all. 'Root' works great!

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Story added 12. June 2012, content source with full text you can find at link above.