DBS-1816 - Empty root password for MySQL

(Database)

This information is provided as part of the Lynis community project. It is related to Lynis control DBS-1816 and should be considered as-is and without guarantees. Any advice and commands should be tested before implementing them in production environments.

Description

No password has been set for MySQL 'root' user

How to solve

Define a password, to prevent that unauthorized users can log in as 'root' on MySQL instances.

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