This is a security and bugfix release for the current production release
family - MySQL 5.0.

The 5.0.24a release replaces the 5.0.24 release.

Please refer to our bug database at for more
details about the individual bugs fixed in this version.

Bugs fixed in 5.0.24a since 5.0.24:
* MySQL 5.0.24 introduced an ABI incompatibility, which this
release reverts. Programs compiled against 5.0.24 are not
compatible with any other version and must be recompiled.
* For statements that have a DEFINER clause such as CREATE
TRIGGER or CREATE VIEW, long usernames or hostnames could
cause a buffer overflow.
* Pathname separator and device characters were not correctly
parameterized for NetWare, causing mysqld startup errors.
* mysqld could crash when closing temporary tables.