MySQL Installer - 5.6.42
Posted by: James Boman
Date: November 07, 2018 04:19PM

Hello,

I am currently running MySQL 5.6.38 on a Windows production database server. I was recently informed about a security vulnerability that applies to all builds until the release of 5.6.42. I went to apply the patch today, and MySQL Installer only shows 5.6.41 to be available for install. I spun up a test VM, installed 5.6.38, and MySQL Installer shows up to 5.6.41 available on it as well. I updated the test VM by unzipping the 5.6.42 zip file as the instructions suggest, and starting the service and opening MySQL 5.6 Command Line Client confirms the correct version is in place. Unfortunately, MySQL Installer then does not pick up the correctly installed version of 5.6.42 (rather, it still shows 5.6.38).

Here are my questions:

1) When will the 5.6.42 update be made available through MySQL Installer?

2) Since my security team is pushing for me to install this update quickly, if it will not be available by this weekend, will unzipping the 5.6.42 update on top of my current installation break MySQL Installer in the future?

Thank you for any details you can provide!

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