SSL-related MySQL Bug #62743 Fixed Recently

I was very pleased to see that the SSL-related MySQL Bug #62743 was just fixed.

Here is the bug for reference:

http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=62743

In essence, the –ssl-key value was not validated, thus anything could have been specified there.

Your connection would have still been SSL encrypted, which was good at least, but your SSL Key would not have made any difference.

This fix will be included in versions 5.1.66, 5.5.28, 5.6.7, 5.7.0.

For reference, here is the entry that will go into the changelogs:

“The argument to the –ssl-key option was not verified to exist and be
a valid key. The resulting connection used SSL, but the key was not
used.”

 

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2 Responses to “SSL-related MySQL Bug #62743 Fixed Recently”

  1. The bug report is a little technical to me. What is important to me is to know if the fix will go to

    * the server
    * the C-API (and other connectors)?
    * command-line clients

    or all/some of them?

  2. chris says:

    Hi Peter,

    Great question!

    As far as I can tell, the fix will go into the MySQL Command Line client (at least that is what the “proposed patch” fixes).

    I’m not sure if affected anything else (would need testing).

    Best wishes,
    Chris


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