Grafana Labs has released an important security update, and as you’re aware PMM uses Grafana internally. You’re probably curious whether this issue affects you. CVE-2018-19039 “File Exfiltration vulnerability Security fix” covers a recently discovered security flaw that allows any Grafana user with Editor or Admin permissions to have read access to the filesystem, performed with the […]Read more
Encryption has become an important function in the database industry, as most companies are taking extra care to keep their data safe. It is important to keep the data safe on disk as well as when it is moving in the network. This restricts any unauthorized access to the data. These two types of protection are […]Read more
Authorisations and encryption/decryption within a database system establish the basic guidelines in protecting your database by guarding against malicious structural or data changes.
What are authorisations?
Authorisations are the access privileges that mainly control what a user can and cannot do on the database server for one or more databases. So consider this to be like […]
To use Percona XtraBackup with keyring_vault plugin enabled you need to take some special measures to secure a working backup. This post addresses how to backup Percona Server for MySQL with keyring_vault plugin enabled. We also run through the steps needed to restore the backup from the master to a slave.
This is the second […]
In this post, we review how you can build an enhanced and secure PostgreSQL database environment using community software. We look at the features that are available in PostgreSQL that, when implemented, provide improved security.
As discussed in the introductory blog post of this series, in our webinar of October 10, 2018 we highlight important […]
This is the first of a two-part series on using the keyring_vault plugin with Percona Server for MySQL 5.7. The second part, Backing up Percona Server for MySQL with keyring_vault plugin enabled, walks through how to use Percona Xtrabackup to backup from this instance and restore to another server and set it up as a slave […]Read more
In my last post I compared data at-rest encryption features available for MySQL and MariaDB. As noted at the time, some of the features available for Percona Server for MySQL were in development, and the latest version (5.7.23) sees two of them released as ALPHA quality.
Encrypting the InnoDB system tablespace
The first of the new […]
It’s 2018. Maybe now is the time to start migrating your network to IPv6, and your database infrastructure is a great place to start. Unfortunately, many legacy applications don’t offer the option to connect to MySQL directly over IPv6 (sometimes even if passing a hostname). We can work around this by using ProxySQL’s IPv6 […]Read more
Protecting the data stored in your database may have been at the top of your priorities recently, especially with the changes that were introduced earlier this year with GDPR.
There are a number of ways to protect this data, which until not so long ago would have meant either using an encrypted filesystem (e.g. LUKS), […]
Recently, I wrote a blog post showing how to enforce SELinux with Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC). The Linux distributions derived from RedHat use SELinux. There is another major mandatory discretionary access control (DAC) system, AppArmor. Ubuntu, for example, installs AppArmor by default. If you are concerned by computer security and use PXC on Ubuntu, […]Read more