Software update: MariaDB 10.2.15

MariaDB originated as a fork of MySQL after it was taken over by Oracle in 2009/2010. For an overview of the differences between MariaDB and MySQL, click on these and these pages. MariaDB is a powerful open source database server, which is especially popular as a website and forum database. The developers have released version 10.2.15 in the stable branch with the following announcement:

MariaDB 10.2.15 Release Notes
MariaDB 10.2 is the current stable series of MariaDB. It is an evolution of MariaDB 10.1 with several new features and backed up and reimplemented features from MySQL 5.6 and 5.7. MariaDB 10.2.15 is a Stable (GA) release.
Notable Changes

  • PCRE updated to 8.42
  • The embedded server library now supports SSL when connecting to remote servers
  • MDEV-15325 – Incomplete validation of missing tablespace during recovery
  • MDEV-15720 – ib_buffer_pool unnecessarily includes the temporary tablespace [19659006] MDEV-15764 – InnoDB may write uninitialized garbage to redo log
  • MDEV-15553 – Virtual Columns: Assertion failed in dict_table_get_col_name
  • MDEV-14705 – slow innodb startup / shutdown can exceed system time
  • MDEV-15707 – deadlock in Innodb IO code, caused by change buffering (Windows)
  • MDEV-15507 – Assertion failed in dict_check_sys_tables on upgrade from 5.5
  • MDEV-15916 – Change buffer crash during TRUNCATE or DROP TABLE
  • encryption fixes – MDEV-12632, MDEV-13516, MDEV-15752, MDEV-15566, MDEV-16092
  • temporary table ROLLBACK fixes – MDEV-15826, MDEV-15374
  • applicable changes from 5.7.22 – MDEV-16142
  • Ubuntu 18.04 “bionic” a nd Fedora 28 packages and repositories are being introduced in this release. See the MariaDB Repository Configuration
  • As per the MariaDB Deprecation Policy, this will be the last release of MariaDB 10.2 for Debian 7 Wheezy and Fedora 26
  • Fixes for the following security vulnerabilities: