OWASP MSP Presents
The Permissions Your Database Users Really Need
Date: Monday, June 18th, 2012
5:30 PM Room opens for networking and CPE signup
6:15 PM Welcome: OWASP chapter update
6:30 PM Dan Cornell
7:45 PM Wrap-up
Thank You Cargill for sponsoring our meeting location
Talk Title: What Permissions Does Your Database User REALLY Need?
Abstract:Attaching web applications to databases as “sa” or “root” might be easy but it is also a horrible idea. This presentation provides a methodology as well as tools to create fine-grained database user permissions based on application-specific requirements. The negative impact of permissive database user account permissions is demonstrated alongside the potential benefits of constrained database user access. Tools for the automated creation of security-role-specific MySQL user permission policies will be demonstrated and these will be used as a model for making “least privilege” database accounts a standard practice in web application deployment.
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