Security vulnerabilities emerge everywhere – in applications, in operating systems, and in all the technology services that come together to form modern technology stacks. That includes the database services that applications rely on to store and retrieve information: security vulnerabilities affect both commercial database solutions as well as open-source solutions such as MySQL.
Sysadmins have probably already experienced this: a new vulnerability is divulged affecting your database service, but business needs won’t let you take it down for patching for another three weeks. It’s not a very convenient position to be in. On the one hand, you’ll have to keep the affected system under tight monitoring, looking for any strange behaviour. On the other hand, you’ll be in fear of your data being stolen or tampered with during this period.
This no longer has to be an issue. Today, TuxCare is releasing DatabaseCare, Live Patching service for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL.