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Enhancements:

• The session dbus-daemon now supports transient .service files
  in $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/dbus-1/services. Unlike the other standard
  service directories, this directory is not monitored with inotify
  or similar, and the service files must be named exactly
  ${bus_name}.service. (fd.o #99825, Simon McVittie)

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• dbus can be configured with --enable-relocation when building with
  Autotools, or with -DDBUS_RELOCATABLE=ON when building with cmake,
  to make the pkg-config metadata relocatable. This is useful for
  non-standard prefixes, and in particular for Windows installations.
  However, it is not recommended for system-wide installations into
  /usr, because it interferes with pkg-config's ability to filter out
  compiler default linker directories.

  With Autotools, the default is --enable-relocation when building
  for Windows or --disable-relocation otherwise. With CMake, the default
  is -DDBUS_RELOCATABLE=ON.

  (fd.o #99721; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

 Users of CMake  2.6 can now link to libdbus without providing their
  own FindDBus.cmake macros, whether dbus was compiled with Autotools
  or with CMake. See the end of README.cmake for more information.
  (fd.o #99721; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

 Always read service file directories in the intended order
  (fd.o #99825, Simon McVittie)

 When tests are skipped, don't try to kill nonexistent process 0
  (fd.o #99825, Simon McVittie)
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• Avoid valgrind false positives (fd.o #88808, Philip Withnall)

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• Fix a harmless read overflow and some memory leaks in a unit test
  (fd.o #100568, Philip Withnall)

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• Fix some typos in test code
  (fd.o #99999, Coverity #141876, #141877; Philip Withnall)

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• Clarify the roles of /etc/dbus-1/s*.d and /usr/share/dbus-1/s*.d
  in documentation (fd.o #99901, Philip Withnall)

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• Fix and enable compiler warnings related to -Wswitch
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  (fd.o #98191; Thomas Zimmermann, Simon McVittie)

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• Fix writing off the end of a fd_set when testing with valgrind
  (fd.o #99839, Philip Withnall)

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Dependencies:

• AppArmor support requires at least libapparmor 2.8.95, reduced
  from 2.10 in previous versions. One test requires 2.10 and is
  skipped if building with an older version.

Enhancements:

• Do the Travis-CI build in Docker containers for Ubuntu LTS, Debian
  stable and Debian testing in addition to the older Ubuntu that is
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  the default (fd.o #98889, Simon McVittie)
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• Avoid some deprecated CMake functions (fd.o #99586, Ralf Habacker)
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• Silence many -Wswitch-enum and -Wswitch-default warnings
  (fd.o #98191; Thomas Zimmermann, Simon McVittie)

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• Install a sysusers.d snippet so `dbus-daemon --system` can be used
  with an unpopulated /etc (fd.o #99162, Lennart Poettering)

• Install pkg-config metadata on Unix even if building with CMake
  (fd.o #99752, Ralf Habacker)

• Exclude auth mechanisms from REJECTED message if they are supported
  in the code but but configured to be disallowed (fd.o #99621,
  Ralf Habacker)

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Fixes:

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• Prevent symlink attacks in the nonce-tcp transport on Unix that could
  allow an attacker to overwrite a file named "nonce", in a directory
  that the user running dbus-daemon can write, with a random value
  known only to the user running dbus-daemon. This is unlikely to be
  exploitable in practice, particularly since the nonce-tcp transport
  is really only useful on Windows.

  On Unix systems we strongly recommend using only the unix: and systemd:
  transports, together with EXTERNAL authentication. These are the only
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  transports and authentication mechanisms enabled by default.
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  (fd.o #99828, Simon McVittie)

• Avoid symlink attacks in the "embedded tests", which are not enabled
  by default and should never be enabled in production builds of dbus.
  (fd.o #99828, Simon McVittie)
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• Fix the implementation of re-enabling a timeout so that its
  countdown is restarted as intended, instead of continually
  decreasing. (fd.o #95619; Michal Koutný, Simon McVittie)

• When receiving a message with file descriptors, do not start reading
  the beginning of the next message, so that only one such message
  is processed at a time. In conjunction with the fix for #95619
  this means that processes sending many file descriptors, such as
  systemd-logind on a system that receives very rapid ssh connections,
  are not treated as abusive and kicked off the bus. Revert the previous
  workaround that special-cased uid 0.
  (fd.o #95263, LP#1591411; Simon McVittie)

• Do not require TMPDIR, TEMP or TMP to be set when cross-compiling
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  for Windows with CMake (fd.o #99586, Ralf Habacker)
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• Do not set Unix-specific variables when targeting Windows
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  (fd.o #99586, Ralf Habacker)
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• Install Unix executables to ${CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX}/bin as intended,
  not ${CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX}/lib (fd.o #99752, Ralf Habacker)

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• Use relative install locations in CMake on Unix to respect DESTDIR,
  and use GNU-style install layout (fd.o #99721, #99752; Ralf Habacker)
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• Install dbus-arch-deps.h correctly when using CMake
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  (fd.o #99586, #99721; Ralf Habacker)
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• Improve argument validation for `dbus-test-tool spam`
  (ffd.o #99693, Coverity #54759; Philip Withnall)

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• Don't shift by a negative integer if a hash table becomes monstrously
  large (fd.o #99641, Coverity #54682; Philip Withnall)

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 Don't leak LSM label if dbus-daemon runs out of memory when dealing with
  a new connection (fd.o #99612, Coverity #141058; Philip Withnall)

• Remove an unnecessary NULL check
  (fd.o #99642, Coverity #141062; Philip Withnall)

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• Improve error handling in unit tests and dbus-send
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  (fd.o #99643, #99694, #99712, #99722, #99723, #99724, #99758,
  #99759, #99793, Coverity #54688, #54692, #54693, #54697, #54701,
  #54710, #54711, #54714, #54715, #54718, #54721, #54724, #54726,
  #54730, #54740, #54822, #54823, #54824, #54825; Philip Withnall)
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• Do not print verbose messages' timestamps to stderr if the actual message
  has been redirected to the Windows debug port (fd.o #99749, Ralf Habacker)

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Build-time configuration:

 The new --enable-debug configure option provides an easy way to
  enable debug symbols, disable optimization and/or enable profiling.

 The --enable-compile-warnings configure option can be used to control
  compiler warnings.

 The --disable-compiler-optimisations configure option is no longer
  supported. Use --enable-debug=yes or CFLAGS=-O0 instead.

Enhancements:

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 D-Bus Specification version 0.30
  · Define the jargon term "activation" more clearly
  · Define the jargon term "auto-starting", which is one form of activation
  · Document the optional SystemdService key in service files
  · Use versioned interface and bus names in most examples
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  · Clarify intended behaviour of Properties.GetAll
  (fd.o #36190, fd.o #98671; Philip Withnall, Simon McVittie)
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 Fix and enable a lot of compiler warnings to improve future code
  quality. This might incidentally also fix some environment variable
  accesses on OS X.
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  · In particular, printf-style functions in the libdbus API are now annotated
    with __attribute__((__format__(__printf__, *, *))) when compiling with
    gcc or clang. This might make printf bugs in other software visible
    at compile time.
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  (fd.o #97357, fd.o #98192, fd.o #98195, fd.o #98658;
  Thomas Zimmermann, Simon McVittie)

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 When running with AppArmor mediation (for example using Ubuntu's patched
  Linux kernel), clients can no longer auto-start services unless they would
  have been able to send the auto-starting message to the service after it
  starts. StartServiceByName() is unaffected, and continues to be allowed by
  default in AppArmor's <abstractions/dbus-strict> and
  <abstractions/dbus-session-strict>. (fd.o #98666, Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

 Work around an undesired effect of the fix for CVE-2014-3637
  (fd.o #80559), in which processes that frequently send fds, such as
  logind during a flood of new PAM sessions, can get disconnected for
  continuously having at least one fd "in flight" for too long;
  dbus-daemon interprets that as a potential denial of service attack.
  The workaround is to disable that check for uid 0 process such as
  logind, with a message in the system log. The bug remains open while
  we look for a more general solution.
  (fd.o #95263, LP#1591411; Simon McVittie)
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 Don't run the test test-dbus-launch-x11.sh if X11 autolaunching
  was disabled at compile time. That test is not expected to work
  in that configuration. (fd.o #98665, Simon McVittie)

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D-Bus 1.11.6 (2016-10-10)
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The “darkly whimsical” release.

Security fixes:

• Do not treat ActivationFailure message received from root-owned systemd
  name as a format string. In principle this is a security vulnerability,
  but we do not believe it is exploitable in practice, because only
  privileged processes can own the org.freedesktop.systemd1 bus name, and
  systemd does not appear to send activation failures that contain "%".

  Please note that this probably *was* exploitable in dbus versions
  older than 1.6.30, 1.8.16 and 1.9.10 due to a missing check which at
  the time was only thought to be a denial of service vulnerability
  (CVE-2015-0245). If you are still running one of those versions,
  patch or upgrade immediately.

  (fd.o #98157, Simon McVittie)

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Enhancements:

• D-Bus Specification version 0.29
  · Recommend not using '/' for object paths (fd.o #37095, Philip Withnall)
  · Allow <annotation> in <arg> elements (fd.o #86162, Philip Withnall)

• Log to syslog when we exceed various anti-DoS limits, and add test
  coverage for them (fd.o #86442, Simon McVittie)

• Improve syslog handling so that _dbus_warn() and similar warnings
  go to syslog, add dbus-daemon --syslog|--nosyslog|--syslog-only options,
  and log to syslog (instead of /dev/null) when dbus-daemon is started by
  dbus-launch. (fd.o #97009, Simon McVittie)

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• Install introspect.dtd and busconfig.dtd to ${datadir}/xml/dbus-1
  (fd.o #89011, Philip Withnall)

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• When logging messages about service activation, mention which peer
  requested the activation (fd.o #68212, Philip Withnall)

• On Linux, mention the LSM label (if available) whenever we print
  debug information about a peer (fd.o #68212, Philip Withnall)

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Other fixes:

• Harden dbus-daemon against malicious or incorrect ActivationFailure
  messages by rejecting them if they do not come from a privileged
  process, or if systemd activation is not enabled
  (fd.o #98157, Simon McVittie)
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• Avoid undefined behaviour when setting reply serial number without going
  via union DBusBasicValue (fd.o #98035, Marc Mutz)

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• Fix CMake build for Unix platforms that do not have -lrt, such as Android,
  or that do need -lsocket, such as QNX (fd.o #94096, Ralf Habacker)

• autogen.sh: fail cleanly if autoconf fails (Simon McVittie)
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Dependencies:

• Building from git (but not from tarballs) now requires
  macros from the GNU Autoconf Archive, for example the autoconf-archive
  package in Debian or Fedora derivatives.

Build-time configuration:

• The option to enable coverage instrumentation has changed from
  --enable-compiler-coverage to --enable-code-coverage.

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Enhancements:

• D-Bus Specification version 0.28
  · Clarify some details of serialization (fd.o #93382, Philip Withnall)

• Increase listen() backlog of AF_UNIX sockets to the maximum possible,
  minimizing failed connections under heavy load
  (fd.o #95264, Lennart Poettering)

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• Add a new dbus-launch --exit-with-x11 option (fd.o #39197, Simon McVittie)

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• Use the same regression tests for subprocess starting on Unix and Windows
  (fd.o #95191, Ralf Habacker)

• Print timestamps and thread IDs in verbose messages
  (fd.o #95191, Ralf Habacker)

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• On Unix, unify the various places that reopen stdin, stdout and/or stderr
  pointing to /dev/null (fd.o #97008, Simon McVittie)

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• Use AX_CODE_COVERAGE instead of our own COMPILER_COVERAGE
  (fd.o #88922, Thomas Zimmermann)

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Fixes:

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• On Windows, fix a memory leak in replacing the installation prefix
  (fd.o #95191, Ralf Habacker)

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• On Linux, when dbus-daemon is run with reduced susceptibility to the
  OOM killer (typically via systemd), do not let child processes inherit
  that setting (fd.o #32851; Kimmo Hämäläinen, WaLyong Cho)

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• On Unix, make dbus-launch and dbus-daemon --fork work as intended
  even if a parent process incorrectly starts them with stdin, stdout
  and/or stderr closed (fd.o #97008, Simon McVittie)

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• Output valid shell syntax in ~/.dbus/session-bus/ if the bus address
  contains a semicolon (fd.o #94746, Thiago Macieira)

• Fix memory leaks and thread safety in subprocess starting on Windows
  (fd.o #95191, Ralf Habacker)

• Stop test-dbus-daemon incorrectly failing on platforms that cannot
  discover the process ID of clients (fd.o #96653, Руслан Ижбулатов)

• In tests that exercise correct handling of crashing D-Bus services,
  suppress Windows crash handler (fd.o #95155; Yiyang Fei, Ralf Habacker)
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• Explicitly check for stdint.h (Ioan-Adrian Ratiu)

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• In tests, add an invalid DBusAuthState to avoid undefined behaviour
  in some test cases (fd.o #93909, Nick Lewycky)

• Add assertions to reassure a static analysis tool
  (fd.o #93210, Deepika Aggarwal)

• Be explicit about enum comparison when loading XML
  (fd.o #93205, Deepika Aggarwal)

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• update-activation-environment: produce better diagnostics on error
  (fd.o #96653, Simon McVittie)

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• Avoid various compiler warnings with gcc 6
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  (fd.o #97282; Thomas Zimmermann, Simon McVittie)

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• On Unix when configured to use the system log, report as "dbus-daemon",
  not as "dbus" (fd.o #97009, Simon McVittie)

• During unit tests, reduce the amount we write to the system log
  (fd.o #97009, Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

• Enable "large file support" on systems where it exists: dbus-daemon
  is not expected to open large files, but it might need to stat files
  that happen to have large inode numbers (fd.o #93545, Hongxu Jia)

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• Eliminate padding inside DBusMessageIter on 64-bit platforms,
  which might result in a pedantic C compiler not copying the entire contents
  of a DBusMessageIter; statically assert that this is not an ABI change
  in practice (fd.o #94136, Simon McVittie)

• Document dbus-test-tool echo --sleep-ms=N instead of incorrect --sleep=N
  (fd.o #94244, Dmitri Iouchtchenko)

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• Correctly report test failures in C tests from run-test.sh
  (fd.o #93379; amit tewari, Simon McVittie)

• When tests are enabled, run all the marshal-validate tests, not just
  the even-numbered ones (fd.o #93908, Nick Lewycky)

• Correct the expected error from one marshal-validate test, which was
  previously not run due to the above bug (fd.o #93908, Simon McVittie)
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• Fix compilation under CMake when embedded tests are disabled
  (fd.o #94094, eric.hyer)

Internal changes:

• Fix all -Wpointer-sign (signed/unsigned mismatch) warnings, and enable the
  warning (fd.o #93069; Ralf Habacker, Simon McVittie)

• When building with CMake, use the same gcc/clang warnings as under Autotools,
  or MSVC warnings that are broadly similar (fd.o #93069, Ralf Habacker)

• test/name-test: make C tests produce TAP output and run them directly, not
  via run-test.sh (fd.o #92899, Simon McVittie)

• Under CMake when cross-compiling for Windows on Unix, run the tests
  under Wine even if binfmt_misc support is not available
  (fd.o #88966, Ralf Habacker)

• The DBUS_USE_TEST_BINARY environment variable is no longer used by builds with
  embedded tests; DBUS_TEST_DBUS_LAUNCH replaces it (fd.o #92899, Simon McVittie)

• Factor out some functions that will be needed in future for a Windows
  implementation of dbus-run-session (fd.o #92899, Ralf Habacker)

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• On non-Windows platforms, dbus now requires an <inttypes.h> that defines
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  C99 constants such as PRId64 and PRIu64.

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Enhancements:

• D-Bus Specification version 0.27
  · Specify that services should not reply if NO_REPLY_EXPECTED was used
    (fd.o #75749, Lars Uebernickel)

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• Add a script to do continuous-integration builds, and metadata to run it
  on travis-ci.org. To use this, clone the dbus git repository on GitHub
  and set it up with travis-ci.org; the only special setting needed is
  "only build branches with a .travis.yml". (fd.o #93194, Simon McVittie)

• If dbus-daemon is run with --systemd-activation, do not require
  org.freedesktop.systemd1.service to exist (fd.o #93194, Simon McVittie)

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• Re-order dbus-daemon startup so that on SELinux systems, the thread
  that reads AVC notifications retains the ability to write to the
  audit log (fd.o #92832, Laurent Bigonville)

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• Print 64-bit integers on non-GNU Unix platforms (fd.o #92043, Natanael Copa)

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• When using the Monitoring interface, match messages' destinations
  (fd.o #92074, Simon McVittie)

 On Linux with systemd, stop installing a reference to the obsolete
  dbus.target, and enable dbus.socket statically (fd.o #78412, #92402;
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  <includedir>, apply the same relocation as for the Exec paths
  in .service files (fd.o #92028, Simon McVittie)

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Fixes:

 On Unix when running tests as root, don't assert that root and
  the dbus-daemon user can still call UpdateActivationEnvironment;
  assert that those privileged users can call BecomeMonitor instead
  (fd.o #93036, Simon McVittie)

• On Windows, fix a memory leak in the autolaunch transport (fd.o #92899,
  Simon McVittie)

• On Windows Autotools builds, don't run tests that rely on
  dbus-run-session and other Unix-specifics (fd.o #92899, Simon McVittie)

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Enhancements:

 GetConnectionCredentials, GetConnectionUnixUser and
  GetConnectionUnixProcessID with argument "org.freedesktop.DBus"
  will now return details of the dbus-daemon itself. This is required
  to be able to call SetEnvironment on systemd.
  (fd.o #92857, Jan Alexander Steffens)

Fixes:

 Make UpdateActivationEnvironment always fail with AccessDenied on the
  system bus. Previously, it was possible to configure it so root could
  call it, but the environment variables were not actually used,
  because the launch helper would discard them.
  (fd.o #92857, Jan Alexander Steffens)

 On Unix with --systemd-activation on a user bus, make
  UpdateActivationEnvironment pass on its arguments to systemd's
  SetEnvironment method, solving inconsistency between the environments
  used for traditional activation and systemd user-service activation.
  (fd.o #92857, Jan Alexander Steffens)

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• On Windows, don't crash if <syslog/> or --syslog is used
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  error (fd.o #92721, Ralf Habacker)

 On Windows, don't go into infinite recursion if we abort the process
  with backtraces enabled (fd.o #92721, Ralf Habacker)

• Fix various failing tests, variously on Windows and cross-platform:
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    on the system bus, which is not supported on Windows
  · don't call _dbus_warn() when we skip a test, since it is fatal
  · fix computation of expected <standard_session_servicedirs/>
  · when running TAP tests, translate newlines to Unix format, fixing
    cross-compiled tests under Wine on Linux
  · don't stress-test refcounting under Wine, where it's really slow
  · stop assuming that a message looped-back to the test will be received
    immediately
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  · skip some system bus tests on Windows since they make no sense there
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• Correct error handling for activation: if there are multiple attempts
  to activate the same service and it fails immediately, the first attempt
  would get the correct reply, but the rest would time out. We now send
  the same error reply to each attempt. (fd.o #92200, Simon McVittie)

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• If BecomeMonitor is called with a syntactically invalid match rule,
  don't crash with an assertion failure, fixing a regression in 1.9.10.
  This was not exploitable as a denial of service, because the check
  for a privileged user is done first. (fd.o #92298, Simon McVittie)

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 On Linux with --enable-user-session, add the bus address to the
  environment of systemd services for better backwards compatibility
  (fd.o #92612, Jan Alexander Steffens)

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• On Windows, if installed in the conventional layout with ${prefix}/etc
  and ${prefix}/share, use relative paths between bus configuration files
  to allow the tree to be relocated (fd.o #92028, Simon McVittie)

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• Make more of the regression tests pass in Windows builds (fd.o #92538,
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The “0x20” release.

This is a new stable branch, recommended for use in OS distributions.

Fixes since 1.9.20:

• distribute test/tap-test.sh.in, even if the tarball was built without
  tests enabled (fd.o #91684, Simon McVittie)
• work around a fd leak in libcap-ng < 0.7.7 (fd.o #91684, Simon McVittie)

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Summary of major changes since 1.8.0:

• The basic setup for the well-known system and session buses is
  now done in read-only files in ${datadir} (normally /usr/share).
  See the NEWS entry for 1.9.18 for details.

• AppArmor integration has been merged, with features similar to the
  pre-existing SELinux integration. It is mostly compatible with the
  patches previously shipped by Ubuntu, with one significant change:
  Ubuntu's GetConnectionAppArmorSecurityContext method has been superseded
  by GetConnectionCredentials and was not included.

 The --enable-user-session configure option 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).

 The new listenable address mode "unix:runtime=yes" listens on
  $XDG_RUNTIME_DIR/bus, the same AF_UNIX socket used by the systemd
  user session. libdbus and "dbus-launch --autolaunch" will connect to
  this address by default. GLib  2.45.3 and sd-bus  209 have a
  matching default.

 All executables are now dynamically linked to libdbus-1.
  Previously, some executables, most notably dbus-daemon, were statically
  linked to a specially-compiled variant of libdbus. This results in
  various private functions in the _dbus namespace being exposed by the
  shared library. These are not API, and must not be used outside
  the dbus source tree.

 On platforms with ELF symbol versioning, all public symbols
  are versioned LIBDBUS_1_3.

New bus APIs:

 org.freedesktop.DBus.GetConnectionCredentials returns
  LinuxSecurityLabel where supported
 org.freedesktop.DBus.Monitoring interface (privileged)
  · BecomeMonitor method supersedes match rules with eavesdrop=true,
    which are now deprecated
 org.freedesktop.DBus.Stats interface (semi-privileged)
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  · new GetAllMatchRules method
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New executables:

 dbus-test-tool
 dbus-update-activation-environment

New optional dependencies:

 The systemd: pseudo-transport requires libsystemd or libsd-daemon
 Complete documentation requires Ducktype and yelp-tools
 Full test coverage requires GLib 2.36 and PyGI
 AppArmor integration requires libapparmor and optionally libaudit

Dependencies removed:

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The Remember Tomorrow release.

This is a release-candidate for D-Bus 1.10.0. OS distribution vendors
should test it.

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Fixes:

 Don't second-guess what the ABI of poll() is, allowing it to be used
  on Integrity RTOS and other unusual platforms (fd.o #90314;
  Rolland Dudemaine, Simon McVittie)

• Don't duplicate audit subsystem integration if AppArmor and SELinux are
  both enabled (fd.o #89225, Simon McVittie)

 Log audit events for AppArmor/SELinux policy violations whenever
  we have CAP_AUDIT_WRITE, even if not the system bus
  (fd.o #83856, Laurent Bigonville)
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Configuration changes:

 The basic setup for the well-known system and session buses is now done
  in read-only files in ${datadir}, moving a step closer to systems
  that can operate with an empty /etc directory. In increasing order
  of precedence:

  · ${datadir}/dbus-1/s*.conf now perform the basic setup such as setting
    the default message policies.
  · ${sysconfdir}/dbus-1/s*.conf are now optional. By default
    dbus still installs a trivial version of each, for documentation
    purposes; putting configuration directives in these files is deprecated.
  · ${datadir}/dbus-1/s*.d/ are now available for third-party software
    to install "drop-in" configuration snippets (any packages
    using those directories should explicitly depend on at least this
    version of dbus).
  · ${sysconfdir}/dbus-1/s*.d/ are also still available for sysadmins
    or third-party software to install "drop-in" configuration snippets
  · ${sysconfdir}/dbus-1/s*-local.conf are still available for sysadmins'
    overrides

  ${datadir} is normally /usr/share, ${sysconfdir} is normally /etc,
  and "s*" refers to either system or session as appropriate.

  (fd.o #89280, Dimitri John Ledkov)
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Fixes:

• Fix a memory leak when GetConnectionCredentials() succeeds
  (fd.o #91008, Jacek Bukarewicz)
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• Ensure that dbus-monitor does not reply to messages intended for others,
  resulting in its own disconnection (fd.o #90952, Simon McVittie)
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Dependencies:

• Automake 1.13 is now required when compiling from git or modifying
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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
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  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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• When asked for random numbers for DBUS_COOKIE_SHA1, the nonce-tcp:
  transport, UUIDs or any other reason, fail if we cannot obtain entropy
  (from /dev/urandom or CryptGenRandom()) or an out-of-memory condition
  occurs, instead of silently falling back to low-entropy pseudorandom
  numbers from rand(). (fd.o #90414; Simon McVittie, Ralf Habacker)

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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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• All regression tests now output TAP <https://testanything.org/>
  (fd.o #89846, Simon McVittie)

• Internal APIs consistently use signed values for timestamps
  (fd.o #18494, Peter McCurdy)

• Improve diagnostics when UpdateActivationEnvironment calls are rejected
  (fd.o #88812, Simon McVittie)

• Clean up a lot of compiler warnings
  (fd.o #17289, fd.o #89284; 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)

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 Fix some missing \n in verbose (debug log) messages (fd.o #90004,
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  directory for a reason that is not ENOENT (fd.o #90021, Ralf Habacker)

 CMake generates a versioned shared library even if the revision is 0,
  as it usually is on the development branch. (fd.o #89450, Ralf Habacker)

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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
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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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Dependencies:

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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)

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 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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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
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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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 full test coverage now requires GLib 2.36
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 full test coverage now requires PyGI (PyGObject 3,
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 add GLib-style "installed tests" (fd.o #88810, Simon McVittie)

 better regression test coverage, including systemd activation
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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,
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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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• 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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  · new value 'const' for EmitsChangedSignal annotation
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  · 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
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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
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 Add an example script to find potentially undesired match rules
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 Document the central assumption that makes our use of credentials-passing
  secure (fd.o #83499, Simon McVittie)

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  and add some links to GDBus and QtDBus documentation (fd.o #25140,
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  do not lose the exec() errno (fd.o #24821, Simon McVittie)

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  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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• 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
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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
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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,
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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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  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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 in dbus-monitor, do not leak file descriptors that we have monitored
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  if built with CMake or older libc (fd.o #73689, Simon McVittie)

 Remove some LGPL code from the Windows dbus-daemon
  (fd.o #57272, Ralf Habacker)

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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
  the older separate libraries if not found (Umut Tezduyar Lindskog,
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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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 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,
  Simon McVittie, Alban Crequy)

Other fixes:
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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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 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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 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
  unrelated processes (fd.o #74698, Роман Донченко)

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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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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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