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MySQL Connector/J Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.21 (2012-07-03)

Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.21 (2012-07-03)

Fixes bugs found since release 5.1.20.

Functionality Added or Changed

Bugs Fixed

  • When a new instance of authentication plugin is obtained (either the default one, or one named in Auth Challenge Packet or in Auth Method Switch Request Packet), it must be checked if plugin's confidentiality requirements are satisfied. If the plugin requested in the Auth Method Switch Request Packet required a secure connection, an insecure connection could be established instead. (Bug #13980303)

  • With a connection encoding of gbk and a server encoding of latin1, a call such as PreparedStatement.setString(1, "0f0f0702") could throw an exception java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException. (Bug #13943893, Bug #64731)

  • When Connector/J was connected to a MySQL 5.5 server, the error message for an invalid query could be returned in the wrong character set and appear garbled. (Bug #13702427, Bug #64205)

  • By default, if an I/O error occurred while executing a query a deadlock could occur as Connector/J attempted to close all open statements (by calling method ConnectionImpl#closeAllOpenStatements) The deadlock would occur if any execute*(*) method of another instance of the StatementImpl class was called by another thread. A workaround was to set the property dontTrackOpenResources to true. (Bug #12590053, Bug #61247)

  • Specifying a non-existent character set in the characterEncoding or characterSetResults connection options could produce a NullPointerException error. The error could occur with a typographical mistake, such as using a hyphen instead of an underscore in the name. (Bug #11749010, Bug #37931)

  • The timezone entry was missing for MEST - Middle European Summer Time. (Bug #11748548, Bug #36662)

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