privileges

I already wrote about how to move or migrate user accounts from old Linux / UNIX server to a new server including mails and home directories. However, in reality you also need to move MySQL database which may host your blog, forum or just your data stored in MySQL database. The mysqldump command will only export the data and the table structure but it will not include a users grants and privileges. The main function of the MySQL privilege system (which is stored in mysql.user table) is to authenticate a user who connects from a given host and to associate that user with privileges on a database such as SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.

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Red Hat today released kernel updates to fix at least 15 security flaws in its core called Linux kernel. RHEL users can grab the latest updates from RHN website or by simply running yum update command. This update has been rated as having important security impact.

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An unpatched security hole in Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS operating system could be used by attackers to send a crafted packet and cause a denial of service via application crash in applications linked against OpenSSL to take control of vulnerable servers.

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Multiple buffer overflows were discovered in the Ubuntu Linux kernel and can be corrected by upgrading your system to latest kernel version.

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An updated Apache package that fixes a bug is now available under FreeBSD operating systems.

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Updated openoffice.org packages to correct two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

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