Check your EC2 security groups for inbound rules that allow unrestricted access (i.e. 0.0.0.0/0 or ::/0) to TCP port 3306 and restrict access to only those IP addresses that require it in order to implement the principle of least privilege and reduce the possibility of a breach. TCP port 3306 is used by the MySQL Server which is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) server.
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Allowing unrestricted MySQL access can increase opportunities for malicious activity such as hacking, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks and loss of data.
To determine if your EC2 security groups allow unrestricted MySQL access, perform the following:
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To update your security groups inbound/ingress configuration in order to restrict MySQL access to specific entities (IP addresses, IP ranges, etc), perform the following:
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Unrestricted MySQL Access
Risk level: Medium