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MySQL Community Server 5.7.16 has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Server 5.7.16, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released. MySQL 5.7.16 is
recommended for use on production systems.

For an overview of what's new in MySQL 5.7, please see


For information on installing MySQL 5.7.16 on new servers, please see
the MySQL installation documentation at


MySQL Server 5.7.16 is available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at


MySQL Server 5.7.16 is also available from our repository for Linux
platforms, go here for details:


Windows packages are available via the Installer for Windows or .ZIP
(no-install) packages for more advanced needs. The point and click
configuration wizards and all MySQL products are available in the
unified Installer for Windows:


5.7.16 also comes with a web installer as an alternative to the full

The web installer doesn't come bundled with any actual products
and instead relies on download-on-demand to fetch only the
products you choose to install. This makes the initial download
much smaller but increases install time as the individual products
will need to be downloaded.

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches, etc.:


The following section lists the changes in MySQL 5.7 since
the release of MySQL 5.7.15. It may also be viewed online at



Changes in MySQL 5.7.16 (2016-10-12)

      Security Notes

        * Incompatible Change: For STANDALONE and WIN builds, the
          default secure_file_priv value has changed from the empty
          string to NULL. This is a secure-by-default setting
          because it disables import and export operations. To
          permit those operations, set secure_file_priv to the path
          name of the directory to use for those operations. (Bug
          #24679907, Bug #24695274, Bug #24707666)

        * The linked OpenSSL library for the MySQL Commercial
          Server has been updated to version 1.0.1u. For a
          description of issues fixed in this version, see
          This change does not affect the Oracle-produced MySQL
          Community build of MySQL Server, which uses the yaSSL
          library instead. (Bug #24753389)

      Functionality Added or Changed

        * yaSSL was upgraded to version 2.4.2. This upgrade
          corrects issues with: Potential AES side channel leaks;
          DSA padding for unusual sizes; the
          SSL_CTX_load_verify_locations() OpenSSL compatibility
          function failing to handle long path directory names.
          (Bug #24512715, Bug #24740291)

On Behalf of the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team
Hery Ramilison

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