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This is a bugfix release for the MySQL 4.0 release family.
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Security Fix: Using
RENAME TABLE against a table
DATA DIRECTORY and
INDEX DIRECTORY options can be used to
overwrite system table information by replacing the symbolic
link points. the file to which the symlink points.
MySQL will now return an error when the file to which the symlink points already exists. (Bug #321111, CVE-2007-5969)
Error returns from the
time() system call
were ignored. (Bug #27198)