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Percona Server 5.5.51-38.2

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.51-38.2 on September 21st, 2016. Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories.

Based on MySQL 5.5.51, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.5.51-38.2 is now the current stable release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free, all the details of the release can be found in the 5.5.51-38.2 milestone at Launchpad.

Bugs Fixed

Limiting ld_preload libraries to be loaded from specific directories in mysqld_safe didn’t work correctly for relative paths. Bug fixed #1624247.

Fixed possible privilege escalation that could be used when running REPAIR TABLE on a MyISAM table. Bug fixed #1624397.

The general query log and slow query log cannot be written to files ending in .ini and .cnf anymore. Bug fixed #1624400.

Implemented restrictions on symlinked files (error_log, pid_file) that can’t be used with mysqld_safe. Bug fixed #1624449.

Other bugs fixed: #1553938.

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