It is now possible to compile MySQL 5.6 using OpenSSL 1.1.1, enabling compilation support for MySQL 5.6 against OpenSSL even when OpenSSL 1.0.2 reaches End of Life status at the end of 2019.
In addition, MySQL 5.6 now supports TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2 protocols for encrypted connections. This applies to MySQL Server, MySQL clients such as mysql and mysqldump, and master/slave replication. Previously, MySQL 5.6 supported only TLSv1, so TLSv1.1/TLSv1.2 support enables use of more secure TLS protocols. It also enables connecting from MySQL 5.6 clients and replication slaves to MySQL 5.7 and higher servers that have TLSv1 disabled, which previously was not possible. It also means that MySQL 5.7 and higher clients that do not want to use TLSv1 can connect to MySQL 5.6 servers.
All MySQL 5.6 builds now use OpenSSL. MySQL no longer supports using yaSSL as the SSL library, and source distributions no longer include yaSSL.
WITH_SSLCMake option no longer permits
bundled(use yaSSL) as a valid value, and the default option value has changed from
system(use the version of OpenSSL installed on the host system).
Improper locking during storage engine initialization could cause a server exit. (Bug #29782379)
VS2019 produced compilation errors with debug compilation selected due to use of the
/Z7is used instead. (Bug #29691691, Bug #95125)
For MySQL Community Edition, the cipher order specified by the client was used in preference to the order on the server side, unless the server was configured with an explicit
--ssl-cipherorder. (Bug #26882825)
Password masking was incomplete for
SHOW PROCESSLISTand some
INFORMATION_SCHEMAand Performance Schema tables. (Bug #20712046)
-DWITH_EXAMPLE_STORAGE_ENGINE=1CMake option was ignored but should not have been. If
-DWITH_EXAMPLE_STORAGE_ENGINE=0is given, the
EXAMPLEstorage engine is built as a plugin. (Bug #70859, Bug #17772560, Bug #30133062)
References: See also: Bug #18324650.