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MySQL 5.7 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL 5.7.40 (2022-10-11, General Availability)

Changes in MySQL 5.7.40 (2022-10-11, General Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Important Change: The linked OpenSSL library for MySQL Server has been updated to version 1.1.1q. Issues fixed in OpenSSL version 1.1.1q are described at https://www.openssl.org/news/cl111.txt and https://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html. (Bug #34414695)

  • The linked curl library for MySQL Server (Enterprise Edition) has been updated to version 7.84.0. (Bug #34138733, Bug #34614578)

  • MySQL Server’s AES_ENCRYPT() and AES_DECRYPT() functions now support the use of a key derivation function (KDF) to create a cryptographically strong secret key from information such as a password or a passphrase that you pass to the function. The derived key is used to encrypt and decrypt the data, and it remains in the MySQL Server instance and is not accessible to users. Using a KDF is highly recommended, as it provides better security than specifying your own premade key or deriving it by a simpler method when you use the function. The functions support HKDF (available from OpenSSL 1.1.0), for which you can specify an optional salt and context-specific information to include in the keying material, and PBKDF2 (available from OpenSSL 1.0.2), for which you can specify an optional salt and set the number of iterations used to produce the key.

Bugs Fixed

  • InnoDB: In debug builds, a descending b-tree scan raised a debug assertion failure. (Bug #34144951)

  • InnoDB: An index latch order violation in dict_table_x_lock_indexes() caused an assertion failure. (Bug #32912868)

  • InnoDB: A TRUNCATE TABLE operation failed to free an acquired mutex in specific cases. (Bug #107858, Bug #34380370)

  • The server did not always process nested views as expected. (Bug #33876690)

  • mysqlpump might not be given the correct permissions to use derived tables (tables that are generated by a query FROM clause), causing the dump process to stop if these were present. Derived tables are now handled separately and privileges are set for them. (Bug #33866103)

  • When using --log-timestamps=SYSTEM, ISO 8601 timestamps in log messages did not take account of daylight saving time. (Bug #28632725, Bug #32893161)

  • The GRANT OPTION privilege was treated as related to database operations. (Bug #25203933, Bug #34159579)