Bug #66461 Windows binary files (.exe and .dll) not signed.
Submitted: 20 Aug 2012 12:22 Modified: 26 Jan 2017 6:29
Reporter: Thomas Hedberg Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Packaging Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: signed .exe .dll

[20 Aug 2012 12:22] Thomas Hedberg
The binary files of the MySQL Server isn't signed. In order to utilize the Applocker feature of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Where you can create a whitelist of approved vendors) it would be nice if all files (including .DLL's etc) were signed by MySQL.

It would make it possible to more easily secure servers and verify that the binary is released by MySQL. 

How to repeat:
Right the binary files and verify there isn't a signature on them. 

Suggested fix:
Sign them with a MySQL certificate before packaging.
[26 Jan 2017 6:29] Erlend Dahl
There are technical difficulties (performance) with having a correct signing process for individual files in our packages. Hence we will not be fixing this problem.