karen langford MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.6 has been released
Mar 18, 2016; 07:49
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.6 has been released
Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.6, a new version of the ODBC driver for the MySQL database management system, has been released.
The available downloads include both a Unicode driver and an ANSI driver based on the same modern codebase. Please select the driver type you need based on the type of your application - Unicode or ANSI. Server-side prepared statements are enabled by default. It is suitable for use with any MySQL version from 5.5 onward.
This is the third release of the MySQL ODBC driver conforming to the ODBC 3.8 specification. It contains implementations of key 3.8 features, including self-identification as a ODBC 3.8 driver, streaming of output parameters (supported for binary types only), and support of the SQL_ATTR_RESET_CONNECTION connection attribute (for the Unicode driver only).
Also, Connector/ODBC 5.3 introduces a GTK+-based setup library providing a GUI DSN setup dialog on some Unix-based systems, currently included in the Oracle Linux 6 and Debian 6 binary packages. Other new features in the 5.3 driver are FileDSN and Bookmarks support.
The release is now available in source and binary form for a number of platforms from our download pages at
Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.6 (2016-03-17)
* Security Fix: The linked OpenSSL library for Connector/ODBC Commercial 5.3.6 has been updated from version 1.0.1m to version 1.0.1q. Versions of OpenSSL prior to 1.0.1q are reported to be vulnerable to CVE-2015-3195 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3195). This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL Community build of Connector/ODBC 5.3.6, which uses the yaSSL library instead. (CVE-2015-3195)
Functionality Added or Changed
* Two new option parameters, DISABLE_SSL_DEFAULT and SSL_ENFORCE, have been introduced for specifying whether the default requirement to use SSL connections is to be followed. See Connector/ODBC Option Parameters (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odb <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-configuration-connection-parameters.html#codbc-dsn-option-flags> c <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-configuration-connection-parameters.html#codbc-dsn-option-flags>-configuration-connection-parameters.html#codbc-dsn-opti <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-configuration-connection-parameters.html#codbc-dsn-option-flags> on-flags <http://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-configuration-connection-parameters.html#codbc-dsn-option-flags>) for details. (Bug #21027928)
* The function MySQLGetPrivateProfileStringW() used malloc() to allocate memory and then xfree() to free the allocated memory for a returned value. That caused some issues when certain third-party versions of MySQL client library (like MariaDB 10.x) was used. The issues have been fixed by replacing malloc() with my_malloc(). (Bug #21074676, Bug #76984)
* Attempt to build Connector/ODBC from source on a Linux platform against the client library and header files shipped with MySQL server 5.7.6 or newer failed. It was due to the changes made to the client library and the header files, to which Connector/ODBC has now been adapted. (Bug #20685833)
* An application that used ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and the Connector/ODBC ANSI driver hung after trying to write French characters to a database that used the UTF-8 character set. (Bug #20526062)
* Calling the SQLGetDiagField function with the DiagIdentifier SQL_DIAG_ROW_COUNT always returned "0," even if there were updated, deleted, or modified rows. (Bug #16920750)
* Because Connector/ODBC did not parse comments properly, the parameter markers embedded in comments caused the complaint that SQLBindParameter was not used for all parameters. (Bug #16613308, Bug #53891)
On behalf on the MySQL RE Team.
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