Tag - Perl

Percona Security Advisory CVE-2015-1027

Contents

Summary
Analysis
Mitigating factors
P.O.C
Acknowledgments

Summary
During a code audit performed internally at Percona, we discovered a
viable information disclosure attack when coupled with a MITM attack
in which percona-toolkit and xtrabackup perl components could be
coerced into returning additional MySQL configuration information.
The vulnerability has since been closed.
Timeline
2014-12-16 Initial research, proof of concept exploitation and report completion
2015-01-07 CVE reservation request to Mitre, […]

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Poll: What programming languages and platforms do you use?

What programming languages and platforms do you use for large-scale projects in your organization?
If something is missing from the list please leave a comment and share your story. Thanks!

What Programming languages and platforms do you use ?

PHP (25%, 607 Votes)
Javascript, Node.JS (14%, 350 Votes)
Shell/Bash etc (12%, 280 Votes)
Java (11%, 262 Votes)
Python (10%, 245 Votes)
C/C++/Objective-C […]

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Percona XtraBackup 2.1.2 for MySQL available for download

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.1.2 for MySQL on May 18, 2013. Downloads are available from our download site here and Percona Software Repositories.
This release fixes number of high-priority bugs since version 2.1 became GA. It’s advised to upgrade your latest 2.1 version to 2.1.2. This release is […]

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Understanding the maximum number of columns in a MySQL table

This post was initially going to be two sets of polls: “What is the maximum number of columns in MySQL?” and “What is the minimum maximum number of columns in MySQL?”. Before you read on, ponder those questions and come up with your own answers… and see if you’re right or can prove me […]

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CentOS 5.8 users: your UTF-8 data is in peril with Perl MySQL

CentOS 5.8 and earlier use Perl module DBD::mysql v3.0007 which has a bug that causes Perl not to flag UTF-8 data as being UTF-8.  Presuming that the MySQL table/column is using UTF-8, and the Perl MySQL connection is also using UTF-8, then a correct system returns:

PV = 0x9573840 “\343\203\213 \303\250″\0 [UTF8 “\x{30cb} \x{e8}”]
That’s a […]

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