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Security hardening:

• On Unix platforms, change the default configuration for the session bus
  to only allow EXTERNAL authentication (secure kernel-mediated
  credentials-passing), as was already done for the system bus.

  This avoids falling back to DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1, which relies on strongly
  unpredictable pseudo-random numbers; under certain circumstances
  (/dev/urandom unreadable or malloc() returns NULL), dbus could
  fall back to using rand(), which does not have the desired unpredictability.
  The fallback to rand() has not been changed in this stable-branch since
  the necessary code changes for correct error-handling are rather intrusive.

  If you are using D-Bus over the (unencrypted!) tcp: or nonce-tcp: transport,
  in conjunction with DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 and a shared home directory using
  NFS or similar, you will need to reconfigure the session bus to accept
  DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1 by commenting out the <auth> element. This configuration
  is not recommended.

  (fd.o #90414, Simon McVittie)

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Enhancements:

• Add dbus_message_iter_get_element_count()
  (fd.o #30350; Christian Dywan, Simon McVittie)

• Introduce new internal DBusSocket and DBusPollable types so we can
  stop treating the Windows SOCKET type as if it was int. DBusSocket
  is specifically a socket, cross-platform. DBusPollable is whatever
  _dbus_poll() can act on, i.e. a fd on Unix or a SOCKET on Windows.
  (fd.o #89444; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

• Add locking to DBusCounter's reference count and notify function
  (fd.o #89297, Adrian Szyndela)

• Ensure that DBusTransport's reference count is protected by the
  corresponding DBusConnection's lock (fd.o #90312, Adrian Szyndela)

• Correctly release DBusServer mutex before early-return if we run out
  of memory while copying authentication mechanisms (fd.o #90004,
  Ralf Habacker)

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• Make dbus-test-tool and dbus-update-activation-environment portable
  to Windows (fd.o #90004, Ralf Habacker)

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• Fix some missing \n in verbose (debug log) messages (fd.o #90004,
  Ralf Habacker)

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• Clean up some memory and fd leaks in test code and tools
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Dependencies:

• dbus-daemon and dbus-daemon-launch-helper now require libdbus. They
  were previously linked to a static version of libdbus.

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• The tests no longer require dbus-glib in order to exercise the libdbus
  shared library; they are always linked to libdbus now.

Build-time configuration:

• The new --enable-user-session option, off by default, can be enabled
  by OS integrators intending to use systemd to provide a session bus
  per user (in effect, treating all concurrent graphical and non-graphical
  login sessions as one large session)

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Enhancements:

• All executables are now linked dynamically to libdbus.
  (fd.o #83115; Bertrand SIMONNET, Simon McVittie, Ralf Habacker)

• On platforms that support them (GNU libc and possibly others),
  libdbus now has versioned symbols for its public API.
  All public symbols (visible in the header files) are currently
  versioned as LIBDBUS_1_3; private symbols starting with _dbus or
  dbus_internal have a version that changes with each release, and
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  must not be used by applications. (also fd.o #83115)

• New listenable address mode "unix:runtime=yes" which listens on
  a real filesystem (non-abstract) socket $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus
  (fd.o #61303; Colin Walters, Alexander Larsson, Simon McVittie)

• Add optional systemd units for a per-user bus listening on
  $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus (fd.o #61301; Simon McVittie, Colin Walters)

• On Unix platforms, both libdbus and "dbus-launch --autolaunch"
  default to connecting to $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus if it is a socket
  (also fd.o #61301)

• New dbus-update-activation-environment tool uploads environment
  variables to "dbus-daemon --session" and optionally "systemd --user",
  primarily as a way to keep the per-user bus compatible with
  distributions' existing X11 login scripts (also fd.o #61301)

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• <includedir/> elements in dbus-daemon configuration are now silently
  ignored if the directory does not exist. (fd.o #89280, Dimitri John Ledkov)

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• Add microsecond-resolution timestamps to the default output of
  dbus-monitor and dbus-send (fd.o #88896; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)
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Fixes:

• Fix a race condition in the 'monitor' test introduced in 1.9.10
  (fd.o #89222, Simon McVittie)

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The “monster lasagna” release.

Dependencies:

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• Ducktype and yelp-tools are now required to build complete documentation
  (they are optional for normal builds).
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Enhancements:

• D-Bus Specification version 0.26
  · GetConnectionCredentials can return LinuxSecurityLabel or WindowsSID
  · document the BecomeMonitor method

• On Linux, add LinuxSecurityLabel to GetConnectionCredentials
  (fd.o #89041; Tyler Hicks, Simon McVittie)

• On Linux, add support for AppArmor mediation of message sending and
  receiving and name ownership (paralleling existing SELinux mediation
  support), and eavesdropping (a new check, currently AppArmor-specific)
  (fd.o #75113; John Johansen, Tyler Hicks, Simon McVittie)

• In dbus-send and dbus-monitor, pretty-print \0-terminated bytestrings
  that have printable ASCII contents; we previously only did this for
  unterminated bytestrings (fd.o #89109, Simon McVittie)

• Add a guide to designing good D-Bus APIs (fd.o #88994, Philip Withnall)

• On Windows, add WindowsSID to GetConnectionCredentials
  (fd.o #54445, Ralf Habacker)

• Improve clarity of dbus-monitor --profile output and add more columns
  (fd.o #89165, Ralf Habacker)

• Add a man page for dbus-test-tool, and build it under CMake as well
  as Autotools (fd.o#89086, Simon McVittie)

• If dbus-daemon was compiled with --enable-verbose, add a D-Bus API
  to control it at runtime, overriding the DBUS_VERBOSE environment variable
  (fd.o #88896, Ralf Habacker)

Fixes:

• Reduce the number of file descriptors used in the fd-passing test,
  avoiding failure under the default Linux fd limit, and automatically
  skip it if the rlimit is too small (fd.o #88998, Simon McVittie)
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• Do not allow non-uid-0 processes to send forged ActivationFailure
  messages. On Linux systems with systemd activation, this would
  allow a local denial of service: unprivileged processes could
  flood the bus with these forged messages, winning the race with
  the actual service activation and causing an error reply
  to be sent back when service auto-activation was requested.
  This does not prevent the real service from being started,
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  so the attack only works while the real service is not running.
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  (CVE-2015-0245, fd.o #88811; Simon McVittie)

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Enhancements:

• The new Monitoring interface in the dbus-daemon lets dbus-monitor and
  similar tools receive messages without altering the security properties
  of the system bus, by calling the new BecomeMonitor method on a
  private connection. This bypasses the normal <allow> and <deny> rules
  entirely, so to preserve normal message-privacy assumptions, only root
  is allowed to do this on the system bus. Restricted environments,
  such as Linux with LSMs, should lock down access to the Monitoring
  interface. (fd.o #46787, Simon McVittie)

• dbus-monitor uses BecomeMonitor to capture more traffic, if the
  dbus-daemon supports it and access permissions allow it.
  It still supports the previous approach ("eavesdropping" match rules)
  for compatibility with older bus daemons. (fd.o #46787, Simon)

• dbus-monitor can now log the message stream as binary data for later
  analysis, with either no extra framing beyond the normal D-Bus headers,
  or libpcap-compatible framing treating each D-Bus message
  as a captured packet. (fd.o #46787, Simon)

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• Fix some CMake build regressions (fd.o #88964, Ralf Habacker)

• On Unix, forcibly terminate regression tests after 60 seconds to
  prevent them from blocking continuous integration frameworks
  (fd.o #46787, Simon)
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The “all the types of precipitation” release.

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Dependencies:

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• full test coverage now requires GLib 2.36
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• full test coverage now requires PyGI (PyGObject 3,
  "import gi.repository.GObject") instead of the
  obsolete PyGObject 2 ("import gobject")

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Enhancements:

• add GLib-style "installed tests" (fd.o #88810, Simon McVittie)

• better regression test coverage, including systemd activation
  (fd.o #57952, #88810; Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

• fatal errors correctly make the dbus-daemon exit even if <syslog/> is
  turned off (fd.o #88808, Simon McVittie)

• TCP sockets on Windows no longer fail to listen approximately 1 time
  in 256, caused by a logic error that should have always made it fail but
  was mitigated by incorrect endianness for the port number
  (fd.o #87999, Ralf Habacker)

• fix some Windows build failures (fd.o #88009, #88010; Ralf Habacker)

• on Windows, allow up to 8K connections to the dbus-daemon instead of the
  previous 64, completing a previous fix which only worked under
  Autotools (fd.o #71297, Ralf Habacker)

• on Windows, if the IP family is unspecified only use IPv4,
  to mitigate IPv6 not working correctly (fd.o #87999, Ralf Habacker)

• fix some unlikely memory leaks on OOM (fd.o #88087, Simon McVittie)

• lcov code coverage analysis works again (fd.o #88808, Simon McVittie)

• fix an unused function error with --disable-embedded-tests (fd.o #87837,
  Thiago Macieira)
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Security hardening:

• Do not allow calls to UpdateActivationEnvironment from uids other than
  the uid of the dbus-daemon. If a system service installs unsafe
  security policy rules that allow arbitrary method calls
  (such as CVE-2014-8148) then this prevents memory consumption and
  possible privilege escalation via UpdateActivationEnvironment.

  We believe that in practice, privilege escalation here is avoided
  by dbus-daemon-launch-helper sanitizing its environment; but
  it seems better to be safe.

• Do not allow calls to UpdateActivationEnvironment or the Stats interface
  on object paths other than /org/freedesktop/DBus. Some system services
  install unsafe security policy rules that allow arbitrary method calls
  to any destination, method and interface with a specified object path;
  while less bad than allowing arbitrary method calls, these security
  policies are still harmful, since dbus-daemon normally offers the
  same API on all object paths and other system services might behave
  similarly.

Other fixes:

• Add missing initialization so GetExtendedTcpTable doesn't crash on
  Windows Vista SP0 (fd.o #77008, Илья А. Ткаченко)
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Fixes:

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• Partially revert the CVE-2014-3639 patch by increasing the default
  authentication timeout on the system bus from 5 seconds back to 30
  seconds, since this has been reported to cause boot regressions for
  some users, mostly with parallel boot (systemd) on slower hardware.

  On fast systems where local users are considered particularly hostile,
  administrators can return to the 5 second timeout (or any other value
  in milliseconds) by saving this as /etc/dbus-1/system-local.conf:

  <busconfig>
    <limit name="auth_timeout">5000</limit>
  </busconfig>

  (fd.o #86431, Simon McVittie)

• Add a message in syslog/the Journal when the auth_timeout is exceeded
  (fd.o #86431, Simon McVittie)

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• Send back an AccessDenied error if the addressed recipient is not allowed
  to receive a message (and in builds with assertions enabled, don't
  assert under the same conditions). (fd.o #86194, Jacek Bukarewicz)
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Security fixes:

• Increase dbus-daemon's RLIMIT_NOFILE rlimit to 65536
  so that CVE-2014-3636 part A cannot exhaust the system bus'
  file descriptors, completing the incomplete fix in 1.8.8.
  (CVE-2014-7824, fd.o #85105; Simon McVittie, Alban Crequy)
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• D-Bus Specification version 0.25
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  · new value 'const' for EmitsChangedSignal annotation
    (fd.o #72958, Lennart Poettering)
  · new ALLOW_INTERACTIVE_AUTHORIZATION flag, for PolicyKit and similar
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  · annotate table of types with reserved/basic/container, and for
    basic types, fixed/string-like
  · clarify arbitrary limits by quoting them in mebibytes
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• New API: add accessors for the ALLOW_INTERACTIVE_AUTHORIZATION flag
  (fd.o #83449, Simon McVittie)
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• Add dbus-test-tool, a D-Bus swiss army knife with multiple subcommands,
  useful for debugging and performance testing:
  · dbus-test-tool spam: send repeated messages
  · dbus-test-tool echo: send an empty reply for all method calls
  · dbus-test-tool black-hole: do not reply to method calls
  (fd.o #34140; Alban Crequy, Simon McVittie, Will Thompson)

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• Add support for process ID in credentials-passing on NetBSD
  (fd.o #69702, Patrick Welche)

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• Add an example script to find potentially undesired match rules
  (fd.o #84598, Alban Crequy)

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• Document the central assumption that makes our use of credentials-passing
  secure (fd.o #83499, Simon McVittie)

• Replace the dbus-glib section of the tutorial with a GDBus recommendation,
  and add some links to GDBus and QtDBus documentation (fd.o #25140,
  Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

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• Use a less confusing NoReply message when disconnected with a reply pending
  (fd.o #76112, Simon McVittie)

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• Make the .pc file relocatable by letting pkg-config do all variable
  expansion itself (fd.o #75858, Руслан Ижбулатов)

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• Fix a build failure on platforms with kqueue, which regressed in 1.9.0
  (fd.o #85563, Patrick Welche)

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• Consistently save errno after socket calls (fd.o #83625, Simon McVittie)

• In dbus-spawn, when the grandchild process exits due to a failed exec(),
  do not lose the exec() errno (fd.o #24821, Simon McVittie)

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• Do not fail the tests if a parent process has leaked non-close-on-exec
  file descriptors to us (fd.o #73689, fd.o #83899; Simon McVittie)

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• Do not fail the tests on Unix platforms with incomplete
  credentials-passing support, but do fail if we can't pass credentials
  on a platform where it is known to work: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD
  (fd.o #69702, Simon McVittie)

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• Detect accept4, dirfd, inotify_init1, pipe2, and Unix fd passing
  when building with cmake, and expand test coverage there
  (fd.o #73689; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

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Requirements:

• Support for the systemd: (LISTEN_FDS) pseudo-transport on Linux now
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  requires either the libsystemd or libsd-daemon shared library, dropping the
  embedded convenience copy of sd-daemon (fd.o #71818, Simon)
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Build-time configuration changes:

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• The Stats interface is now enabled by default, and locked-down to
  root-only on the system bus. Configure with --disable-stats
  to disable it altogether on memory- or disk-constrained systems,
  or see ${docdir}/examples/ to open it up to non-root users on the
  system bus or restrict access on the session bus.
  (fd.o #80759; Simon McVittie, Alban Crequy)

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• The CMake build system now builds the same shared library name as Autotools
  on at least Linux and Windows:
  - on Linux (and perhaps other Unix platforms), it previously built
    libdbus-1.so, but now builds libdbus-1.so.3.* with development
    symlink libdbus-1.so and SONAME/symlink libdbus-1.so.3
  - on Windows, it previously built either libdbus-1.dll (release) or
    libdbus-1d.dll (debug), but now builds libdbus-1-3.dll, copied to
    libdbus-1.dll for compatibility with older applications.
  (fd.o #74117, Ralf Habacker)

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• D-Bus Specification version 0.24
  · document how to quote match rules (fd.o #24307, Simon McVittie)
  · explicitly say that most message types never expect a reply
    regardles of whether they have NO_REPLY_EXPECTED
    (fd.o #75749, Simon McVittie)

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• on Unix platforms, disable Nagle's algorithm on TCP connections to improve
  initial latency (fd.o #75544, Matt Hoosier)

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• use backtrace() if it is in -lexecinfo instead of libc, as on NetBSD
  (fd.o #69702, Patrick Welche)

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• in dbus-monitor, print more information about file descriptors
  (fd.o #80603, Alban Crequy)

• do not install system bus configuration if built for Windows
  (fd.o #83583; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

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• Add GetAllMatchRules to the Stats interface (fd.o #24307, Alban Crequy)

• Add a regression test for file descriptor passing (fd.o #83622,
  Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

• fix an incorrect error message if a Unix socket path is too long
  (fd.o #73887, Antoine Jacoutot)

• in an MSYS/Cygwin environment, pass Unix-style filenames to xmlto,
  fixing documentation generation (fd.o #75860, Руслан Ижбулатов)

• in Unix with X11, avoid giving dbus-launch a misleading argv[0]
  in ps(1) (fd.o #69716, Chengwei Yang)

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• avoid calling poll() with timeout < -1, which is considered invalid
  on FreeBSD and NetBSD (fd.o #78480, Jaap Boender)

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• be portable to BSD-derived platforms where O_CLOEXEC is unavailable in libc
  (like Mac OS X 10.6), or available in libc but unsupported by the kernel
  (fd.o #77032; rmvsxop, OBATA Akio, Patrick Welche)

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• Fix include path for test/internal/*.c with cmake (Ralf Habacker)

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• Documentation improvements
  (fd.o #80795, #84313; Thomas Haller, Sebastian Rasmussen)
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• in dbus-monitor, do not leak file descriptors that we have monitored
  (fd.o #80603, Alban Crequy)
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• Set the close-on-exec flag for the inotify file descriptor, even
  if built with CMake or older libc (fd.o #73689, Simon McVittie)

• Remove some LGPL code from the Windows dbus-daemon
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The "smashy smashy egg man" release.

Security fixes:

• Do not accept an extra fd in the padding of a cmsg message, which
  could lead to a 4-byte heap buffer overrun.
  (CVE-2014-3635, fd.o #83622; Simon McVittie)

• Reduce default for maximum Unix file descriptors passed per message
  from 1024 to 16, preventing a uid with the default maximum number of
  connections from exhausting the system bus' file descriptors under
  Linux's default rlimit. Distributors or system administrators with a
  more restrictive fd limit may wish to reduce these limits further.

  Additionally, on Linux this prevents a second denial of service
  in which the dbus-daemon can be made to exceed the maximum number
  of fds per sendmsg() and disconnect the process that would have
  received them.
  (CVE-2014-3636, fd.o #82820; Alban Crequy)

• Disconnect connections that still have a fd pending unmarshalling after
  a new configurable limit, pending_fd_timeout (defaulting to 150 seconds),
  removing the possibility of creating an abusive connection that cannot be
  disconnected by setting up a circular reference to a connection's
  file descriptor.
  (CVE-2014-3637, fd.o #80559; Alban Crequy)

• Reduce default for maximum pending replies per connection from 8192 to 128,
  mitigating an algorithmic complexity denial-of-service attack
  (CVE-2014-3638, fd.o #81053; Alban Crequy)

• Reduce default for authentication timeout on the system bus from
  30 seconds to 5 seconds, avoiding denial of service by using up
  all unauthenticated connection slots; and when all unauthenticated
  connection slots are used up, make new connection attempts block
  instead of disconnecting them.
  (CVE-2014-3639, fd.o #80919; Alban Crequy)

Other fixes:
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• Check for libsystemd from systemd >= 209, falling back to
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• On Linux, use prctl() to disable core dumps from a test executable
  that deliberately raises SIGSEGV to test dbus-daemon's handling
  of that condition (fd.o #83772, Simon McVittie)

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• Fix compilation with --enable-stats (fd.o #81043, Gentoo #507232;
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• Improve documentation for running tests on Windows (fd.o #41252,
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Security fixes:

• On Linux ≥ 2.6.37-rc4, if sendmsg() fails with ETOOMANYREFS, silently drop
  the message. This prevents an attack in which a malicious client can
  make dbus-daemon disconnect a system service, which is a local
  denial of service.
  (fd.o #80163, CVE-2014-3532; Alban Crequy)

• Track remaining Unix file descriptors correctly when more than one
  message in quick succession contains fds. This prevents another attack
  in which a malicious client can make dbus-daemon disconnect a system
  service.
  (fd.o #79694, fd.o #80469, CVE-2014-3533; Alejandro Martínez Suárez,
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• When dbus-launch --exit-with-session starts a dbus-daemon but then cannot
  attach to a session, kill the dbus-daemon as intended
  (fd.o #74698, Роман Донченко)
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Security fix:

• Alban Crequy at Collabora Ltd. discovered and fixed a denial-of-service
  flaw in dbus-daemon, part of the reference implementation of D-Bus.
  Additionally, in highly unusual environments the same flaw could lead to
  a side channel between processes that should not be able to communicate.
  (CVE-2014-3477, fd.o #78979)

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The “nobody wants red” release.

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Enhancements:

• in the CMake build system, add some hints for Linux users cross-compiling
  Windows D-Bus binaries to be able to run tests under Wine
  (fd.o #41252, Ralf Habacker)

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• add Documentation key to dbus.service (fd.o #77447, Cameron Norman)

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Fixes:

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• in "dbus-uuidgen --ensure", try to copy systemd's /etc/machine-id
  to /var/lib/dbus/machine-id instead of generating an entirely new ID
  (fd.o #77941, Simon McVittie)

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• if dbus-launch receives an X error very quickly, do not kill
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• on Windows, allow up to 8K connections to the dbus-daemon, instead of the
  previous 64 (fd.o #71297; Cristian Onet, Ralf Habacker)
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• cope with \r\n newlines in regression tests, since on Windows,
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The “Wolverine distrusts my printer” release.

This starts a new stable branch. The 1.6.x branch is now considered to be
outdated, and will only receive fixes for serious bugs such as security
flaws. The 1.4.x and 1.2.x branches no longer have upstream support and
are unlikely to get any more releases, but if distributors still need to
support them, please share security patches via upstream.

Summary of changes since 1.6.x:

• libdbus always behaves as if dbus_threads_init_default() had been called
  (thread-safety by default)
• new dbus-run-session tool, replacing certain misuses of dbus-launch
• dbus-monitor can talk to outdated versions of dbus-daemon again
• new org.freedesktop.DBus.GetConnectionCredentials method
• GetConnectionUnixProcessID also works correctly on Windows, returning
  the Windows process ID
• GetConnectionWindowsSID returns the correct SID on Windows
• expat is required, libxml2 can no longer be used as a substitute
• the userDB cache is required, and cannot be disabled
• a 64-bit integer type (either int, long, long long or _int64) is required
• better systemd-journald integration on Linux
• fixed long-standing fd and array leaks when failing to parse a message
• fixed referenced-but-never-freed parent nodes (effectively memory leaks)
  when using certain object-path allocation patterns, notably in Avahi
• better defaults for Windows support
• better CMake support
• better portability to mingw32, FreeBSD, NetBSD, QNX and Hurd
• the source language for the man pages is now Docbook XML

Enhancements since 1.7.10:
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• Enhance the CMake build system to check for GLib and compile/run
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• don't rely on va_copy(), use DBUS_VA_COPY() wrapper (fd.o #72840,
  Ralf Habacker)

• fix compilation of systemd journal support on older systemd versions where
  sd-journal.h doesn't include syslog.h (fd.o #73455, Ralf Habacker)

• fix compilation on older MSVC versions by including stdlib.h
  (fd.o #73455, Ralf Habacker)

• Allow <allow_anonymous/> to appear in an included configuration file
  (fd.o #73475, Matt Hoosier)

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• If the tests crash with an assertion failure, they no longer default to
  blocking for a debugger to be attached. Set DBUS_BLOCK_ON_ABORT in the
  environment if you want the old behaviour.

• To improve debuggability, the dbus-daemon and dbus-daemon-eavesdrop tests
  can be run with an external dbus-daemon by setting
  DBUS_TEST_DAEMON_ADDRESS in the environment. Test-cases that require
  an unusually-configured dbus-daemon are skipped.

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This is a release candidate for D-Bus 1.8.

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D-Bus Specification 0.23:

• don't require messages with no INTERFACE to be dispatched
  (fd.o #68597, Simon McVittie)

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• document "tcp:bind=..." and "nonce-tcp:bind=..." (fd.o #72301,
  Chengwei Yang)

• define "listenable" and "connectable" addresses, and discuss
  the difference (fd.o #61303, Simon McVittie)

Enhancements:

• support printing Unix file descriptors in dbus-send, dbus-monitor
  (fd.o #70592, Robert Ancell)

• don't install systemd units if --disable-systemd is given
  (fd.o #71818, Chengwei Yang)

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• don't leak memory on out-of-memory while listing activatable or
  active services (fd.o #71526, Radoslaw Pajak)

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• fix undefined behaviour in a regression test (fd.o #69924, DreamNik)

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• escape Unix socket addresses correctly (fd.o #46013, Chengwei Yang)

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• on SELinux systems, don't assume that SECCLASS_DBUS, DBUS__ACQUIRE_SVC
  and DBUS__SEND_MSG are numerically equal to their values in the
  reference policy (fd.o #88719, osmond sun)

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• define PROCESS_QUERY_LIMITED_INFORMATION if missing from MinGW < 4 headers
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• define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN to avoid conflicts between winsock.h and
  winsock2.h (fd.o #71405, Matt Fischer)

• do not return failure from _dbus_read_nonce() with no error set,
  preventing a potential crash (fd.o #72298, Chengwei Yang)

• on BSD systems, avoid some O(1)-per-process memory and fd leaks in kqueue,
  preventing test failures (fd.o #69332, fd.o #72213; Chengwei Yang)

• fix warning spam on Hurd by not trying to set SO_REUSEADDR on Unix sockets,
  which doesn't do anything anyway on at least Linux and FreeBSD
  (fd.o #69492, Simon McVittie)

• fix use of TCP sockets on FreeBSD and Hurd by tolerating EINVAL from
  sendmsg() with SCM_CREDS (retrying with plain send()), and looking
  for credentials more correctly (fd.o #69492, Simon McVittie)

• ensure that tests run with a temporary XDG_RUNTIME_DIR to avoid
  getting mixed up in XDG/systemd "user sessions" (fd.o #61301,
  Simon McVittie)

• refresh cached policy rules for existing connections when bus
  configuration changes (fd.o #39463, Chengwei Yang)
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The “extreme hills” release.

Dependencies:

• If systemd support is enabled, libsystemd-journal is now required.

Enhancements:

• When activating a non-systemd service under systemd, annotate its
  stdout/stderr with its bus name in the Journal. Known limitation:
  because the socket is opened before forking, the process will still be
  logged as if it had dbus-daemon's process ID and user ID.
  (fd.o #68559, Chengwei Yang)

• Document more configuration elements in dbus-daemon(1)
  (fd.o #69125, Chengwei Yang)

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• Don't leak string arrays or fds if dbus_message_iter_get_args_valist()
  unpacks them and then encounters an error (fd.o #21259, Chengwei Yang)

• If compiled with libaudit, retain CAP_AUDIT_WRITE so we can write
  disallowed method calls to the audit log, fixing a regression in 1.7.6
  (fd.o #49062, Colin Walters)

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• path_namespace='/' in match rules incorrectly matched nothing; it
  now matches everything. (fd.o #70799, Simon McVittie)
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• Directory change notification via dnotify on Linux is no longer
  supported; it hadn't compiled successfully since 2010 in any case.
  If you don't have inotify (Linux) or kqueue (*BSD), you will need
  to send SIGHUP to the dbus-daemon when its configuration changes.
  (fd.o #33001, Chengwei Yang)

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• Compiling with --disable-userdb-cache is no longer supported;
  it didn't work since at least 2008, and would lead to an extremely
  slow dbus-daemon even it worked. (fd.o #15589, #17133, #66947;
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• The DBUS_DISABLE_ASSERTS CMake option didn't actually disable most
  assertions. It has been renamed to DBUS_DISABLE_ASSERT to be consistent
  with the Autotools build system. (fd.o #66142, Chengwei Yang)

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• --with-valgrind=auto enables Valgrind instrumentation if and only if
  valgrind headers are available. The default is still --with-valgrind=no.
  (fd.o #56925, Simon McVittie)

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• Platforms with no 64-bit integer type are no longer supported.
  (fd.o #65429, Simon McVittie)

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• GNU make is now (documented to be) required. (fd.o #48277, Simon McVittie)

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• Full test coverage no longer requires dbus-glib, although the tests do not
  exercise the shared library (only a static copy) if dbus-glib is missing.
  (fd.o #68852, Simon McVittie)

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• D-Bus Specification 0.22
  · Document GetAdtAuditSessionData() and
    GetConnectionSELinuxSecurityContext() (fd.o #54445, Simon)
  · Fix example .service file (fd.o #66481, Chengwei Yang)
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  · Don't claim D-Bus is "low-latency" (lower than what?), just
    give factual statements about it supporting async use
    (fd.o #65141, Justin Lee)
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• Be thread-safe by default on all platforms, even if
  dbus_threads_init_default() has not been called. For compatibility with
  older libdbus, library users should continue to call
  dbus_threads_init_default(): it is harmless to do so.
  (fd.o #54972, Simon McVittie)

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• Add GetConnectionCredentials() method (fd.o #54445, Simon)

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• New API: dbus_setenv(), a simple wrapper around setenv().
  Note that this is not thread-safe. (fd.o #39196, Simon)

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• Add dbus-send --peer=ADDRESS (connect to a given peer-to-peer connection,
  like --address=ADDRESS in previous versions) and dbus-send --bus=ADDRESS
  (connect to a given bus, like dbus-monitor --address=ADDRESS).
  dbus-send --address still exists for backwards compatibility,
  but is no longer documented. (fd.o #48816, Andrey Mazo)

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• Windows-specific:
  · "dbus-daemon --nofork" is allowed on Windows again. (fd.o #68852,
    Simon McVittie)

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• Avoid an infinite busy-loop if a signal interrupts waitpid()
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• Clean up memory for parent nodes when objects are unexported
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• Make dbus_connection_set_route_peer_messages(x, FALSE) behave as
  documented. Previously, it assumed its second parameter was TRUE.
  (fd.o #69165, Chengwei Yang)

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• Escape addresses containing non-ASCII characters correctly
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• Don't crash on "dbus-send --session / x.y.z" which regressed in 1.7.4.
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  that was never va_start()ed (fd.o #66300, Chengwei Yang)

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• fix build failure with --enable-stats (fd.o #66004, Chengwei Yang)

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• fix a regression test on platforms with strict alignment (fd.o #67279,
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• Avoid calling function parameters "interface" since certain Windows headers
  have a namespace-polluting macro of that name (fd.o #66493, Ivan Romanov)

• Assorted Doxygen fixes (fd.o #65755, Chengwei Yang)

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• Various thread-safety improvements to static variables (fd.o #68610,
  Simon McVittie)

• Make "make -j check" work (fd.o #68852, Simon McVittie)

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• Fix a NULL pointer dereference on an unlikely error path
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• Improve valgrind memory pool tracking (fd.o #69326,
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• Don't over-allocate memory in dbus-monitor (fd.o #69329,
  Sviatoslav Chagaev)

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• dbus-monitor can monitor dbus-daemon < 1.5.6 again
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  · If accept4() fails with EINVAL, as it can on older Linux kernels
    with newer glibc, try accept() instead of going into a busy-loop.
    (fd.o #69026, Chengwei Yang)
  · If socket() or socketpair() fails with EINVAL or EPROTOTYPE,
    for instance on Hurd or older Linux with a new glibc, try without
    SOCK_CLOEXEC. (fd.o #69073; Pino Toscano, Chengwei Yang)
  · Fix a file descriptor leak on an error code path.
    (fd.o #69182, Sviatoslav Chagaev)
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  · dbus-run-session: clear some unwanted environment variables
    (fd.o #39196, Simon)
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  · dbus-run-session: compile on FreeBSD (fd.o #66197, Chengwei Yang)
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  · Don't fail the autolaunch test if there is no DISPLAY (fd.o #40352, Simon)
  · Use dbus-launch from the builddir for testing, not the installed copy
    (fd.o #37849, Chengwei Yang)
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  · Fix compilation if writev() is unavailable (fd.o #69409,
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  · Remove broken support for LOCAL_CREDS credentials passing, and
    document where each credential-passing scheme is used (fd.o #60340,
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  · Make autogen.sh work on *BSD by not assuming GNU coreutils functionality
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  · Improve error reporting from the setuid activation helper (fd.o #66728,
    Chengwei Yang)
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  · Remove unavailable command-line options from 'dbus-daemon --help'
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  · Add support for looking up local TCPv4 clients' credentials on
    Windows XP via the undocumented AllocateAndGetTcpExTableFromStack
    function (fd.o #66060, Ralf Habacker)
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• Internal changes:
  · add DBUS_ENABLE_ASSERT, DBUS_ENABLE_CHECKS for less confusing
    conditionals (fd.o #66142, Chengwei Yang)
  · improve verbose-mode output (fd.o #63047, Colin Walters)
  · consolidate Autotools and CMake build (fd.o #64875, Ralf Habacker)
  · fix various unused variables, unusual build configurations
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• CVE-2013-2168: Fix misuse of va_list that could be used as a denial
  of service for system services. Vulnerability reported by Alexandru Cornea.
  (Simon)

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Dependencies:

• The Windows version of libdbus now contains a C++ source file, used
  to provide global initialization when the library is loaded.
  gcc (mingw*) users should ensure that g++ is also installed.

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• The libxml2-based configuration reader (which hasn't worked for 2.5 years,
  and was never the recommended option) has been removed. Expat is now a
  hard dependency.

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Enhancements:

• It should now be safe to call dbus_threads_init_default() from any thread,
  at any time. Authors of loadable modules and plugins that use libdbus
  should consider doing so during initialization.
  (fd.o #54972, Simon McVittie)

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• Improve dbus-send documentation and command-line parsing (fd.o #65424,
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  · dbus-run-session: experimental new tool to start a temporary D-Bus
    session, e.g. for regression tests or a text console, replacing
    certain uses of dbus-launch which weren't really correct
    (fd.o #39196, Simon)

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• In dbus-daemon, don't crash if a .service file starts with key=value
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  · Fix a crash similar to CVE-2013-2168 the first time we try to use syslog
    on a platform not defining LOG_PERROR, such as Solaris or QNX.
    This regressed in 1.7.0. (Simon)
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  · Fix an assertion failure if we try to activate systemd services before
    systemd connects to the bus (fd.o #50199, Chengwei Yang)
  · Avoid compiler warnings for ignoring the return from write()
    (Chengwei Yang)

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  · Under cmake, install runtime libraries (DLLs) into bin/ instead of lib/
    so that Windows finds them (fd.o #59733, Ralf Habacker)
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Configuration changes:

• On non-QNX Unix platforms, the default limit on fds per message in the
  session bus configuration has reduced from 4096 to 1024. The default
  limit used on the system bus was already 1024. On QNX, both limits are
  reduced further, to 128.

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• D-Bus Specification 0.21
  · Following Unicode Corrigendum #9, the noncharacters U+nFFFE, U+nFFFF,
    U+FDD0..U+FDEF are allowed in UTF-8 strings again. (fd.o #63072,
    Simon McVittie)
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• Diagnose incorrect use of dbus_connection_get_data() with negative slot
  (i.e. before allocating the slot) rather than returning junk
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• Fix a cmake build regression since 1.7.0 (fd.o #63682; Ralf Habacker,
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  · Include alloca.h for alloca() if available, fixing compilation on
    Solaris 10 (fd.o #63071, Dagobert Michelsen)
  · Allow use of systemd-logind without the rest of systemd
    (fd.o #62585, Martin Pitt)
  · When built with CMake, link to librt and use the right path for
    meinproc's XSLT stylesheets (fd.o #61637, Ralf Habacker)
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    QNX, working around an arbitrary OS limit (fd.o #61176, Matt Fischer)
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  · Do not claim that all bus clients have the dbus-daemon's credentials;
    pick up local TCPv4 clients' credentials (process ID and security
    identifier, i.e. user) using GetExtendedTcpTable() (fd.o #61787,
    Ralf Habacker)
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The "Disingenuous Assertions" release.

This is a new development release, starting the 1.7.x branch. D-Bus 1.6
remains the recommended version for long-term-supported distributions
or the upcoming GNOME 3.8 release.

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Build-time configuration changes:

• The --with-dbus-session-bus-default-address configure option is no longer
  supported. Use the new --with-dbus-session-bus-connect-address and
  --with-dbus-session-bus-listen-address options instead. On Windows, you
  usually want them to have the same argument; on Unix, the defaults are
  usually correct.

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  supported; use the new DBUS_SESSION_BUS_LISTEN_ADDRESS and
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• cmake/cross-compile.sh has been removed. Instead, please use a
  cross-toolchain file (-DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE) as documented at
  <http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/CMake_Cross_Compiling>; or use Autotools
  as documented in "info automake Cross-Compilation", and set
  PKG_CONFIG_PATH appropriately.

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Requirements:

• Man pages now require xmlto (or either xmlto or meinproc, if using CMake).
• man2html is no longer used.

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  · actually say that /org/freedesktop/DBus is the object that
    implements o.fd.DBus (fd.o #51865, Colin Walters)
  · various reorganisation for better clarity (fd.o #38252, Simon McVittie)
  · stop claiming that all basic types work just like INT32 (strings don't!)

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• The "source code" for the man pages is now Docbook XML, eliminating
  the outdated duplicate copies used when building with CMake.
  (fd.o #59805; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

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• In the activation helper, when compiled for tests, do not reset the system
  bus address, fixing the regression tests. (fd.o #52202, Simon)

• Fix building with Valgrind 3.8, at the cost of causing harmless warnings
  with Valgrind 3.6 on some compilers (fd.o #55932, Arun Raghavan)

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• Merge <servicehelper> from system-local.conf if necessary (fd.o #51560,
  Krzysztof Konopko)

• Under CMake, prefer xmlto over meinproc (fd.o #59733, Ralf Habacker)

• Stop duplicating CMake's own logic to find libexpat
  (fd.o #59733, Ralf Habacker)

• Don't assume CMake host and build system are the same (fd.o #59733,
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• Unix-specific:
  · Check for functions in libpthread correctly, fixing compilation on
    (at least) OpenBSD (fd.o #47239, Simon)
  · Don't leak temporary fds pointing to /dev/null (fd.o #56927,
    Michel HERMIER)
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• Windows-specific:
  · The default session bus listening and connecting address is now
    "autolaunch:", which makes D-Bus on Windows interoperate with itself
    and GDBus "out of the box". Use the configure options and cmake variables
    described above if you require a different autolaunch scope.
    (fd.o #38201, Simon McVittie)
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• Create session.d, system.d directories under CMake (fd.o #41319,
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The "Fix one thing, break another" release.

• Follow up to CVE-2012-3524: The additional hardening
  work to use __secure_getenv() as a followup to bug #52202
  broke certain configurations of gnome-keyring.  Given
  the difficulty of making this work without extensive
  changes to gnome-keyring, use of __secure_getenv() is
  deferred.

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The "Clear the environment in your setuid binaries, please" release.

• CVE-2012-3524: Don't access environment variables (fd.o #52202)
  Thanks to work and input from Colin Walters, Simon McVittie,
  Geoffrey Thomas, and others.
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• Unix-specific:
  · Fix compilation on Solaris (fd.o #53286, Jonathan Perkin)
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    before each use of sys/socket.h (fd.o #54418, Brad Smith)
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• Detect that users are "at the console" correctly when configured with
  a non-default path such as --enable-console-auth-dir=/run/console
  (fd.o #51521, Dave Reisner)
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• Remove an incorrect assertion from DBusTransport (fd.o #51657,
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• Make --enable-developer default to "no" (regression in 1.6.2;
  fd.o #51657, Simon McVittie)

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• Windows-specific:
  · Launch dbus-daemon correctly if its path contains a space
    (fd.o #49450, Wolfgang Baron)

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The "Ice Cabbage" release.

• Change how we create /var/lib/dbus so it works under Automake >= 1.11.4
  (fd.o #51406, Simon McVittie)

• Don't return from dbus_pending_call_set_notify with a lock held on OOM
  (fd.o #51032, Simon McVittie)

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• Disconnect "developer mode" (assertions, verbose mode etc.) from
  Automake maintainer mode. D-Bus developers should now configure with
  --enable-developer. Automake maintainer mode is now on by default;
  distributions can disable it with --disable-maintainer-mode.
  (fd.o #34671, Simon McVittie)
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• Automatically define DBUS_STATIC_BUILD in static-only Autotools builds,
  fixing linking when targeting Windows (fd.o #33973; william, Simon McVittie)

• Unix-specific:
  · Check for libpthread under CMake on Unix (fd.o #47237, Simon McVittie)
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The “soul of this machine has improved” release.

This version starts a new stable branch of D-Bus: only bug fixes will
be accepted into 1.6.x. Other changes will now go to the 1.7.x branch.

Summary of changes since 1.4.x:

• New requirements
  · PTHREAD_MUTEX_RECURSIVE on Unix
  · compiler support for 64-bit integers (int64_t or equivalent)

• D-Bus Specification v0.19

• New dbus-daemon features
  · <allow own_prefix="com.example.Service"/> rules allow the service to
    own names like com.example.Service.Instance3
  · optional systemd integration when checking at_console policies
  · --nopidfile option, mainly for use by systemd
  · path_namespace and arg0namespace may appear in match rules
  · eavesdropping is disabled unless the match rule contains eavesdrop=true

• New public API
  · functions to validate various string types (dbus_validate_path() etc.)
  · dbus_type_is_valid()
  · DBusBasicValue, a union of every basic type

• Bug fixes
  · removed an unsafe reimplementation of recursive mutexes
  · dbus-daemon no longer busy-loops if it has far too many file descriptors
  · dbus-daemon.exe --print-address works on Windows
  · all the other bug fixes from 1.4.20

• Other major implementation changes
  · on Linux, dbus-daemon uses epoll if supported, for better scalability
  · dbus_threads_init() ignores its argument and behaves like
    dbus_threads_init_default() instead
  · removed the per-connection link cache, improving dbus-daemon performance

• Developer features
  · optional Valgrind instrumentation (--with-valgrind)
  · optional Stats interface on the dbus-daemon (--enable-stats)
  · optionally abort whenever malloc() fails (--enable-embedded-tests
    and export DBUS_MALLOC_CANNOT_FAIL=1)

Changes since 1.5.12:
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• Be more careful about monotonic time vs. real time, fixing DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1
  spec-compliance (fd.o #48580, David Zeuthen)

• Don't use install(1) within the source/build trees, fixing the build as
  non-root when using OpenBSD install(1) (fd.o #48217, Antoine Jacoutot)
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• Add missing commas in some tcp and nonce-tcp addresses, and remove
  an unused duplicate copy of the nonce-tcp transport in Windows builds
  (fd.o #45896, Simon McVittie)

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• Add public API to validate various string types:
  dbus_validate_path(), dbus_validate_interface(), dbus_validate_member(),
  dbus_validate_error_name(), dbus_validate_bus_name(), dbus_validate_utf8()
  (fd.o #39549, Simon McVittie)

• Turn DBusBasicValue into public API so bindings don't need to invent their
  own "union of everything" type (fd.o #11191, Simon McVittie)

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• Enumerate data files included in the build rather than using find(1)
  (fd.o #33840, Simon McVittie)

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• Add support for policy rules like <allow own_prefix="com.example.Service"/>
  in dbus-daemon (fd.o #46273, Alban Crequy)

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• Windows-specific:
  · make dbus-daemon.exe --print-address (and --print-pid) work again
    on Win32, but not on WinCE (fd.o #46049, Simon McVittie)
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  · fix duplicate case value when compiling against mingw-w64
    (fd.o #47321, Andoni Morales Alastruey)
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The "fire in Delerium" release.

On Unix platforms, PTHREAD_MUTEX_RECURSIVE (as specified in POSIX 2008 Base
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• D-Bus Specification 0.19:
  · Formally define unique connection names and well-known bus names,
    and document best practices for interface, bus, member and error names,
    and object paths (fd.o #37095, Simon McVittie)
  · Document the search path for session and system services on Unix, and
    where they should be installed by build systems (fd.o #21620, fd.o #35306;
    Simon McVittie)
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• Make dbus_threads_init() use the same built-in threading implementation
  as dbus_threads_init_default(); the user-specified primitives that it
  takes as a parameter are now ignored (fd.o #43744, Simon McVittie)

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• Allow all configured auth mechanisms, not just one (fd.o #45106,
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• Improve cmake build system (Ralf Habacker):
  · simplify XML parser dependencies (fd.o #41027)
  · generate build timestamp (fd.o #41029)
  · only create batch files on Windows
  · fix option and cache syntax
  · add help-options target
  · share dbus-arch-deps.h.in with autotools rather than having our
    own version (fd.o #41033)

• Build tests successfully with older GLib, as found in e.g. Debian 6
  (fd.o #41219, Simon McVittie)

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• Avoid use of deprecated GThread API (fd.o #44413, Martin Pitt)

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• Build documentation correctly if man2html doesn't support filenames on
  its command-line (fd.o #43875, Jack Nagel)

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  unused code (fd.o #34976, #39759; Simon McVittie)
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• Add dbus-daemon --nopidfile option, overriding the configuration, for
  setups where the default configuration must include <pidfile/> to avoid
  breaking traditional init, but the pid file is in fact unnecessary; use
  it under systemd to improve startup time a bit (fd.o #45520,
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• Optionally (if configured --with-valgrind) add instrumentation to debug
  libdbus and associated tools more meaningfully under Valgrind
  (fd.o #37286, Simon McVittie)

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• Improve the dbus-send(1) man page (fd.o #14005, Simon McVittie)

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• Make dbus-protocol.h compatible with C++11 (fd.o #46147, Marc Mutz)

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• If tests are enabled and DBUS_MALLOC_CANNOT_FAIL is set in the environment,
  abort on failure to malloc() (like GLib does), to turn runaway memory leaks
  into a debuggable core-dump if a resource limit is applied (fd.o #41048,
  Simon McVittie)

• Don't crash if realloc() returns NULL in a debug build (fd.o #41048,
  Simon McVittie)

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  · Replace our broken reimplementation of recursive mutexes, which has
    been broken since 2006, with an ordinary pthreads recursive mutex
    (fd.o #43744; Sigmund Augdal, Simon McVittie)
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  · Use epoll(7) for a more efficient main loop in Linux; equivalent patches
    welcomed for other OSs' equivalents like kqueue, /dev/poll, or Solaris
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    event ports (fd.o #33337; Simon McVittie, Ralf Habacker)
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  · When running under systemd, use it instead of ConsoleKit to check
    whether to apply at_console policies (fd.o #39609, Lennart Poettering)
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  · Avoid a highly unlikely fd leak (fd.o #29881, Simon McVittie)
  · Don't close invalid fd -1 if getaddrinfo fails (fd.o #37258, eXeC001er)
  · Don't touch ~/.dbus and ~/.dbus-keyrings when running 'make installcheck'
    (fd.o #41218, Simon McVittie)
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  · Stop pretending we respect XDG_DATA_DIRS for system services: the launch
    helper doesn't obey environment variables to avoid privilege escalation
    attacks, so make the system bus follow the same rules
    (fd.o #21620, Simon McVittie)
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• Windows-specific:
  · Find the dbus-daemon executable next to the shared library (fd.o #41558;
    Jesper Dam, Ralf Habacker)
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  · Remove the faulty implementation of _dbus_condvar_wake_all (fd.o #44609,
    Simon McVittie)
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D-Bus 1.5.8 (2011-09-21)
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The "cross-metering" release.

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In addition to dead code removal and refactoring, this release contains all
of the bugfixes from 1.4.16.

• Clean up dead code, and make more warnings fatal in development builds
  (fd.o #39231, fd.o #41012; Simon McVittie)
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• If full test coverage is requested via --enable-tests, strictly require
  Python, pygobject and dbus-python, which are required by some tests; if not,
  and Python is missing, skip those tests rather than failing
  (fd.o #37847, Simon McVittie)

• When using cmake, provide the same version-info API in the installed headers
  as for autotools (DBUS_VERSION, etc.) (fd.o #40905, Ralf Habacker)

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• Add a regression test for fd.o #38005 (fd.o #39836, Simon McVittie)

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• Make "NOCONFIGURE=1 ./autogen.sh" not run configure (Colin Walters)

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• Add _DBUS_STATIC_ASSERT and use it to check invariants (fd.o #39636,
  Simon McVittie)

• Fix duplicates in authors list (Ralf Habacker)

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• Fix broken links from dbus-tutorial.html if $(htmldir) != $(docdir)
  (fd.o #39879, Chris Mayo)

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• Fix a small memory leak, and a failure to report errors, when updating
  a service file entry for activation (fd.o #39230, Simon McVittie)

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• Unix-specific:
  · Clean up (non-abstract) Unix sockets on bus daemon exit (fd.o #38656;
    Brian Cameron, Simon McVittie)
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  · On systems that use libcap-ng but not systemd, drop supplemental groups
    when switching to the daemon user (Red Hat #726953, Steve Grubb)
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  · Make the cmake build work again on GNU platforms (fd.o #29228,
    Simon McVittie)
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  · Fix compilation on non-C99 systems that have inttypes.h but not stdint.h,
    like Solaris (fd.o #40313, Dagobert Michelsen)
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  · Define CMSG_ALIGN, CMSG_LEN, CMSG_SPACE on Solaris < 10
    (fd.o #40235, Simon McVittie)
  · Cope with Unixes that don't have LOG_PERROR, like Solaris 10
    (fd.o #39987, Simon McVittie)
  · Cope with platforms whose vsnprintf violates both POSIX and C99, like
    Tru64, IRIX and HP-UX (fd.o #11668, Simon McVittie)
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• Windows-specific:
  · Fix compilation on MSVC, which doesn't understand "inline" with its
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    C99 meaning (fd.o #40000; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)
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  · Fix misuse of GPid in test/dbus-daemon.c (fd.o #40003, Simon McVittie)
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  · Fix cross-compilation to Windows with Automake (fd.o #40003, Simon McVittie)
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D-Bus 1.5.6 (2011-07-29)
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The "weird, gravy-like aftertaste" release.

In addition to new features and refactoring, this release contains all of the
bugfixes from 1.4.14.

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