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MySQL bug can strip SSL protection from connections


Threatpost - (International) Researchers at Duo Security identified a serious vulnerability in how versions of Oracle's MySQL database product handle requests for secure connections, in which an attacker could use a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack to unencrypted connection and intercept unencrypted queries from the database. In this scenario, the attack could occur regardless of whether or not the server is toggled to require secure socket layer (SSL).


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:13