Version 8.6.0 Release Notes

Please view the list below for an overview of all changes in version 8.6.0. Version 8.6.0 was released on 2022-10-12.

This version includes fixes for a security vulnerability. We strongly recommend reading the change log below and updating as soon as possible if you are affected. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact support.

Changed Behavior

Changelog Entry Changed Behavior
15378 Existing columns of the data types TIMESTAMP and TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIME ZONE are now reported as TIMESTAMP(3) and TIMESTAMP(3) WITH LOCAL TIME ZONE, respectively.
15357 CASTs of scientific representation numbers with very large exponents from string to decimal or double can now be handled where previously a "Numeric Value out of Range" exception was raised.
15155 IMPORT/EXPORT commands cannot access the EC2 roles of AWS EC2 instances by default. It can be explicitly allowed by setting the command-line parameter '-enableAwsInstanceMetadata=1'.
7002 - EXA_ALL_OBJ_PRIVS and EXA_ALL_OBJ_PRIVS_MADE include privileges and ownership by roles - EXA_USER_OBJ_PRIVS contains privileges that are granted by the current user - EXA_USER_OBJ_PRIVS_MADE does not include roles anymore - EXA_ROLE_CONNECTION_PRIVS and EXA_ROLE_RESTRICTED_OBJ_PRIVS do not include the current user anymore


Changelog Entry Summary
15504 IMPORT allows accessing public files and presigned URLs from Amazon S3
15442 Increased timeout value for starting IMPORT/EXPORT jobs
15428 JDBC: Fingerprint error message contains port
15378 TIMESTAMP as alias for TIMESTAMP(3)
15357 Improved capabilities for scientific format casts
15085 Drivers: Randomize connection order with DNS in connection string

Bug Fixes

Changelog Entry Summary
15556 Data corruption may occur if write transaction cannot complete
15479 New connections are not accepted for a short time
15453 Excessive compile time for queries with lots of LEFT JOINs
15445 Slow conversion of strings to date/timestamp for Non-4 Digit Years
15155 SECURITY: IMPORT/EXPORT commands can access the EC2 roles of AWS EC2 instances
15082 SECURITY: Password may be seen in ODBC logs
13899 Incorrect return type for addition of TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIME ZONE
7002 Missing Information in System Table EXA_ALL_OBJ_PRIVS