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soname bump? (was: GNU Libtasn1 4.11 released)

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: soname bump? (was: GNU Libtasn1 4.11 released)
Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 18:02:04 +0200
User-agent: NeoMutt/20170113 (1.7.2)

On 2017-05-27 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <address@hidden> wrote:
> * Noteworthy changes in release 4.11 (released 2017-05-27) [stable]
> - Introduced the ASN1_TIME_ENCODING_ERROR error code to indicate
>   an invalid encoding in the DER time fields.
> - Introduced flag ASN1_DECODE_FLAG_ALLOW_INCORRECT_TIME. This flag
>   allows decoding errors in time fields even when in strict DER mode.
>   That is introduced in order to allow toleration of invalid times in
>   X.509 certificates (which are common) even though strict DER adherence
>   is enforced in other fields.
> - Added safety check in asn1_find_node(). That prevents a crash
>   when a very long variable name is provided by the developer.
>   Note that this to be exploited requires controlling the ASN.1
>   definitions used by the developer, i.e., the 'name' parameter of
>   asn1_write_value() or asn1_read_value(). The library is
>   not designed to protect against malicious manipulation of the
>   developer assigned variable names. Reported by Jakub Jirasek.


this release features a soname bump ( -> As
the changelog does not mention an ABI break I assume this was not done
intentionally. Perhaps a typo, bumping LT_CURRENT instead of

cu Andreas
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