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Often around the internet I find people asking how to get random rows out of MySQL. Typically I see helpful people giving this: SELECT * FROM table ORDER BY RAND(); However what a lot of people don't realise, while ok for systems will small tables…

I just wanted to bring to people attentions the security flaw in MySQL server that enabled any attacker root access without needing to know the password. As explained in this article CVE-2012-2122: A Tragically Comedic Security Flaw in MySQL by HD Mo…