MySQL config file my.cnf is world writable, why and how do I prevent this?

(Doc ID 1901457.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2016

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


We have a my.cnf that keeps getting the permissions changed to world writable, how is this happening and how can we prevent this?


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