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Using Nmap to audit your MySQL database

I’ve been working on a Nmap script for auditing MySQL databases against the CIS 1.0.2 benchmark for a while. I haven’t committed it to subversion yet, but it’s available to download for anyone who feels up to testing it. While it isn’t perfect nor does it contain all CIS controls, it provides Nmap users with the possibility to quickly scan a database to see whether it complies with the CIS recommendations or not.

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Nmap does more MySQL

I’ve just added some code to my Nmap MySQL library that enables query support. With this code in place it’s possible to run queries against MySQL directly from a Nmap script. In order to illustrate this I’ve added three scripts: mysql-list-users, mysql-list-databases and mysql-show-variables.

While messing around with the library I also cleaned up the code for mysql-brute and mysql-empty-password. All of the scripts that query the database obviously require credentials to do so. These can be provided on the command line using script arguments mysqluser and mysqlpassword or by running the mysql-brute or mysql-empty-password on the same time. There are dependencies set up so that the query scripts wait until these two scripts have collected the credentials. Here’s some sample output from the scripts …

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