Author - Patrick Birch

CVE-2020-29488: Changes in How Absolute Paths are Handled in Percona XtraBackup xbstream

CVE-2020-29488

Due to CVE-2020-29488, Percona XtraBackup is modifying how xbstream handles absolute paths to prevent malicious file injections. Like the tar archiving utility, the new behavior removes the leading ‘/’ character and references to the parent directory.
Fixes are available in Percona XtraBackup versions:
>= 2.4.22
>= 8.0.23-16.0
For example, ../../../d1/../d2/h.txt will be saved in the stream with the […]

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MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 are End of Life

MySQL 5.6 End of Life

MySQL 5.6.51 is the last release of the MySQL 5.6 series. Oracle will no longer provide updates or security fixes for this version.
Following Percona’s Release Lifecycle policies, the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 series has reached End of Life (EOL) as well, and we will no longer provide public builds for bugs and security […]

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Percona XtraBackup 8 Enables –lock-ddl by Default

Percona XtraBackup 8 Enables --lock-ddl by Default

Percona XtraBackup 8.0.23 enables the “lock-ddl” option by default to ensure any DDL events do not corrupt the backups. Any DML events continue to occur, and only DDL events are blocked.
A DDL lock protects the definition of tables and views. With the “–lock-ddl” option disabled, Percona XtraBackup allows backups while concurrent DDL events continue […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.27-30 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL 5.7

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.27-30 on August 22, 2019 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). This release merges changes of #5678.
On a server with two million or more tables using foreign keys and AUTOINC columns, the shutdown may take a measurable length of time. Bug fixed #95895).
If large pages […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.45-86.1 Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.45-86.1

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.45-86.1 on August 20, 2019. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or the Percona Software Repositories. You can also run Docker containers from the images in the 5.6.45, and including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.45-86.1 is the current […]

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