[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#311695: Rather difficult to reproduce
Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
Thu, 2 Jun 2005 22:29:28 -0700
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severity 311695 important
tags 311695 =3D
On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 09:25:03PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Jun 2005, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > Nope; nagios's resource.cfg was totally unconfigured. What I suspect
> > (I can tell you for sure tomorrow, when I'm at work) is that one of
> > the default mysql users (the '' user) was not removed; so, nagios
> > could connect with user '', and no password. Just doing a fresh
> > mysql-server install and a nagios-mysql install gets me:
> > Jun 2 23:56:10 spiral nagios: Error: Could not lock status data tables
> > in database ''
> > Jun 2 23:56:40 spiral last message repeated 2 times
> > Jun 2 23:57:40 spiral last message repeated 4 times
> > Same type of error, though not nearly as frequently.
> You couldn't get this unless you allow a blank user to connect to
> mysql, which isn't the default configuration of mysql-server.
> > Only if you've modified the mysql.user table to not accept a blank user.
> By default, the only users are 'root' and 'debian-sys-maint'.
Based on this, I believe the bug should be downgraded to 'important'; it's
clearly not a security bug, and it's quite a stretch to suggest that this
bug breaks the whole system or renders the package unusable or mostly so.
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