MySQL 5.1 discontinued on Dotdeb

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During the last weeks, MySQL suffered from many vulnerabilities (see DSA-2429-1 and DSA-2496-1). Due to the non-disclosure of security patch information from Oracle, the Debian security team is now forced to ship upstreams version update of MySQL 5.1 (5.1.63 as of this writing). Then it makes no sense for Dotdeb to duplicate this effort and… Read more »

Security update : MySQL 5.1.62

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MySQL 5.1.62 packages are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on amd64 and i386 architectures. This is a important security update that fixes unspecified vulnerabilities identified by Oracle in all versions of MySQL 5.1 earlier than 5.1.62. If you did not upgrade to MySQL 5.5, please consider upgrading your MySQL server (at least) to 5.1.62…. Read more »

Security update : MySQL 5.1.61

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MySQL 5.1.61 packages are now available for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” on amd64 and i386 architectures. This is a very important security update that fixes unspecified vulnerabilities identified by Oracle in all versions of MySQL 5.1 earlier than 5.1.61. If you did not upgrade to MySQL 5.5, please consider upgrading your MySQL server (at least) to… Read more »

MySQL 5.1.57 is out

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MySQL 5.1.57 packages are now available on Dotdeb : for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” for the amd64 and i386 architectures The corresponding Pinba storage engine has also been rebuilt (Squeeze only). And, as usual, please read the Changelog of this maintainance release before upgrading.  

MySQL 5.1.56 available

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MySQL 5.1.56 packages are now available on Dotdeb : for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” for the amd64 and i386 architectures Of course, the corresponding Pinba storage engine has been rebuilt (Squeeze only). But take care to the plugin-load directive in your /etc/mysql/my.cnf file : MySQL does not support several plugin-load directives and always… Read more »

MySQL 5.1.55 is available

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MySQL 5.1.55 packages are now available on Dotdeb : for Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” and Debian 5.0 “Lenny” for the amd64 and i386 architectures As usual, please read the Changelog of this maintainance release before upgrading. Note 1 : the Pinba storage engine for MySQL has been rebuilt against MySQL 5.1.55 (Squeeze only) Note 2 : Maatkit has… Read more »

MySQL 5.1.54 is available

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MySQL 5.1.54 packages are now available on Dotdeb in amd64/i386 flavours for Lenny and Squeeze. As usual, please read the Changelog of this maintainance release before upgrading. Now, about MySQL 5.5 (I was asked on Twitter or in the comments here), it will be available on Dotdeb as soon as it is in Debian Sid… Read more »

Packages of MySQL 5.1.53 are available for Lenny… and Squeeze!

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MySQL 5.1.53 packages for Debian 5.0 « Lenny » are now available on Dotdeb in amd64/i386 flavours. Please note that they’re available as preview for Squeeze too. This maintainance release fixes many bugs and security issues. Upgrading is strongly recommended after having read the Changelogs here and here.

Upgrade to MySQL 5.1.51! It fixes a DoS vulnerability

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MySQL versions prior to 5.1.51 (including 5.1.50) suffer from a vulnerability in the processing of arguments passed to the LEAST()or GREATEST() functions. This issue could be exploited by a malicious user to cause a server crash, leading to a DoS condition. You really should upgrade your Lenny servers (amd64 or i386) with the new packages of MySQL… Read more »

MySQL DBA, Maatkit is good for you!

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Maatkit is one of the great Open Source tools (among Percona Server, Xtrabackup and so on…) published by Percona. It’s a collection of utilities that help MySQL DBAs in many redundant, complex or boring tasks. For example : mk-query-digest that outputs a digest of the queries from a slow-query logfile or from a running MySQL… Read more »