Re: Security update of mysql-connector-java
On Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 01:01:14AM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
> On 22.06.2016 00:43, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> > Le 22/06/2016 à 00:28, Markus Koschany a écrit :
> >> Houston, we have a problem. It seems the latest upstream release
> >> requires Java 8 for building JDBC 4. In Jessie even Java 6 was
> >> sufficient. I suggest we ship version 5.1.34 of mysql-connector-java
> >> instead, which should build fine with Java 6/7 and also fix the security
> >> vulnerability. If there is a better way, please let me know.
> > We could also ignore the JDBC 4.2 classes and build with Java 7. If I'm
> > not mistaken it's just a matter of removing this build step:
> > https://sources.debian.net/src/mysql-connector-java/5.1.39-1/build.xml/#L903
> > Emmanuel Bourg
> That might be a solution. Perhaps we should also disable the testsuite
> I am not sure if this would prevent all possible runtime errors though.
> This would require more testing. In any case we have two options:
> Patching 5.1.39 and make it compatible for Jessie /Wheezy or use 5.1.34
I'd prefer to make 5.1.39 compatible, there might an additional mysql-connector-java
security issue in the future, for which 5.1.34 will be insufficient and then we
already have the java 7 compat sorted out.