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[Chicken-announce] Chicken released

From: Jim Ursetto
Subject: [Chicken-announce] Chicken released
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 21:11:24 -0500

Hi all,

Chicken is now available for download:

This release includes several important security and crash fixes,
after a recent bug-hunting spree by our core hackers.

=== What's new ===
- Security fixes
  - CVE-2013-4385: read-string! no longer reads beyond its buffer when
    length is #f.
  - poll() is also used on cygwin by enabling the fix for CVE-2012-6122
  - file-creation-mode now passes a valid value to umask when its argument 
    is omitted.  (Also ensure it always returns the old umask value.)
  - Fix a data corruption problem in list->queue.

- Core libraries
  - read-string! behaves correctly in presence of EOF.
  - Several subtle problems in the reader in the presence of EOF are fixed.

- Runtime
  - Fix an issue on initial seed of the random number generator.


The 4.8.0.x releases reside on the stability/4.8.0 branch in git,
which you can retrieve with:

git clone --branch stability/4.8.0 git://

Or browse my unofficial github mirror:


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