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From:Hery Ramilison Date:July 18 2014 11:47pm
Subject:MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.4 has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.4, a new version of the ODBC driver for
the MySQL database management system, has been released.

The available downloads include both a Unicode driver and an ANSI
driver based on the same modern codebase. Please select the driver type
you need based on the type of your application - Unicode or ANSI.
Server-side prepared statements are enabled by default. It is suitable
for use with any MySQL version from 5.5.

This is the third release of the MySQL ODBC driver conforming to the
ODBC 3.8 specification. It contains implementations of key 3.8 features,
including self-identification as a ODBC 3.8 driver, streaming of output
parameters (supported for binary types only), and support of the
SQL_ATTR_RESET_CONNECTION connection attribute (for the Unicode driver

Also, Connector/ODBC 5.3 introduces a GTK+-based setup library
providing a GUI DSN setup dialog on some Unix-based systems, currently
included in the Oracle Linux 6 and Debian 6 binary packages. Other new
features in the 5.3 driver are FileDSN and Bookmarks support.

The release is now available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

For information on installing, please see the documentation at


The MySQL Connectors team at Oracle


Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.4 (2014-07-18)

Security Notes

   * Security Fix: The linked OpenSSL library for Connector/ODBC
     Commercial 5.3.4 has been updated from version 1.0.1g to
     version 1.0.1h. Versions of OpenSSL prior to and including
     1.0.1g are reported to be vulnerable to CVE-2014-0224
     This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL
     Community build of Connector/ODBC 5.3.4, which uses the yaSSL
     library instead. (CVE-2014-0224)

Functionality Added or Changed

   * Introduced a new DSN configuration option, rsakey, for
     specifying the full-path name of the PEM file that contains
     the RSA public key for using the SHA256 authentication plugin
     of MySQL. See Connector/ODBC DSN Configuration Options
     ) for details.

   * Added NULL handle checks in functions exported by


Hery Ramilison
MySQL/ORACLE Release Engineering Team

MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.4 has been releasedHery Ramilison18 Jul