|Summary:||rfe: mysqld should bind only to localhost by default instead of 0.0.0.0|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Toni Willberg <toniw>|
|Component:||mysql||Assignee:||Tom Lane <tgl>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-02-03 19:10:34 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Toni Willberg 2003-04-09 10:57:18 UTC
Hello. By default mysql-server installation configures mysqld to listen on all addresses (0.0.0.0). I suggest changing the default configuration to bind mysqld only to localhost (127.0.0.1) by adding "bind-address=127.0.0.1" to /etc/my.cnf. There should be no need to listen on 0.0.0.0 right after installation, as the database is empty anyway. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): mysql-server-3.23.54a-4
Comment 1 Nathan G. Grennan 2003-05-05 16:35:09 UTC
I agree with you. I have been adding --bind-address=127.0.0.1 to /etc/rc.d/init.d/mysqld on the safe_mysqld line. I don't trust the acl not to allow someone to buffer overflow or exploit mysqld in some way. Even if it is just DDoS.
Comment 2 Toni Willberg 2003-05-28 12:30:59 UTC
Still valid for mysql-server-3.23.56-2.
Comment 3 Patrick Macdonald 2003-11-10 15:14:37 UTC
*** Bug 109424 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Tom Lane 2004-02-03 19:10:34 UTC
I'm a bit hesitant to override the upstream's opinions about how to configure their software. If we do this then Red Hat installations will behave differently from everyone else's, and we'll get bug reports about how people can't connect to their MySQL servers. I'd suggest taking it up with MySQL AB and seeing if you can convince them it's a good idea.