Rasmus Johansson's Blog

October 03, 2016

MariaDB 10.2 Beta

With the release of MariaDB 10.2.2, the newest version of MariaDB has entered the beta stage. In this article, I’ll give an overview of the main new features in MariaDB 10.2. The focus of MariaDB 10.2 can be seen from the categories that the features fall into:

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September 14, 2016

Is Your MariaDB Version Affected by the Remote Root Code Execution Vulnerability CVE-2016-6662?

Over the last few days, there has been a lot of questions and discussion around a vulnerability referred to as MySQL Remote Root Code Execution / Privilege Escalation 0day with CVE code CVE-2016-6662. It’s a serious vulnerability and we encourage every MariaDB Server, MariaDB Enterprise and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster user to read the below update on the vulnerability and how it affects MariaDB products.

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April 16, 2016

Downloading MariaDB MaxScale binaries without registration

MariaDB MaxScale, the dynamic routing platform for MariaDB Server (and MySQL Server) had its first stable 1.0 GA release 15 months ago. Since then, the popularity of MariaDB MaxScale has grown exponentially. It has in many cases become a default piece of the architecture in clustered setups of MariaDB Server, in master-slave replication setups and in very large replication topologies making use of MariaDB MaxScale’s Binlog Server functionality.

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May 04, 2015

Information on the SSL connection vulnerability of MySQL and MariaDB

Last week, an SSL connection security vulnerability was reported for MySQL and MariaDB. The vulnerability states that since MariaDB and MySQL do not enforce SSL when SSL support is enabled, it is possible to launch Man In The Middle (MITM) attacks. MITM attacks can capture the secure connection and turn it into an unsecure connection, revealing data going back and forth to the server.

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January 20, 2014

Node.js, MariaDB and GIS

The availability of the node.js binding for MariaDB’s non-blocking client library together with the GIS capabilities of MariaDB inspired me to make an example of using node.js and MariaDB to import so-called GPX tracks to a MariaDB database and then show them on a map. GPX tracks are what are stored by many GPS devices including running watches and smartphones. My project makes use of MariaDB’s non-blocking client library together with the node.js platform and on top of that uses the GIS functionality found in MariaDB 5.5 and 10.0. To start with let’s go through the software and components I’m using:

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