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Illegal Characters Cause Segmentation Fault when Starting MySQL Enterprise Monitor Agent (Doc ID 1357540.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2019

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Monitor - Version 2.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : 2.3 version, Agents

When attempting to set the agent-mgmt-password in the mysql-monitor-agent.ini file using escaped characters, the following error occurs.

2011-08-10 17:08:40: (message) Key file contains key 'agent-mgmt-password' which has value that cannot be interpreted.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Edit the agent configuration file and change the agent-mgmt-password to include an escaped character such as '\a' for example.
2. Start the agent from the command line adding the --log-level=debug option to get the message in the log
3. Segmentation fault results and the above message is displayed in the error log.

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot safely use an auto-generated password which includes a backslash.


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