Software update: MariaDB 5.5.63




MariaDB originated as a fork of MySQL, after being taken over by Oracle in 2009-2010. For an overview of the differences between MariaDB and MySQL you can go to this and these pages. MariaDB is a powerful open source database server, which is especially popular as a website and forum database. The developers have released version 5.5.63. The first stable from the 5.5.x branch dates from April 2012 and has been given support for eight years, which mainly involves security updates. The concise announcement is as follows:

MariaDB 5.5.63 Release Notes

This is a Stable (GA) release. In most respects MariaDB will work exactly as MySQL: all commands, interfaces, libraries and APIs that exist in MySQL and exist in MariaDB.

Updates & Bug Fixes

MariaDB 5.5.63 is a maintenance release.
HeidiSQL updated to 9.5
Client library was hardened to reject server requests to send a file by default. It only accepts them if they follow an SQL statement LOAD. An application can still use the MYSQL_OPT_LOCAL_INFILE option permanently.
MDEV-18349 – InnoDB file size changes are not safe when file system crashes
Fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:
A full list of all changes is in the changelog .

Thanks, and enjoy MariaDB!
Version number 5.5.63
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)


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