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Re: [Chicken-announce] Chicken released

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-announce] Chicken released
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:33:50 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 3 Oct 2013 21:11:24 -0500 Jim Ursetto <address@hidden> wrote:

> 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.

Thanks, Jim.

The chicken recipe in the meta-chicken Yocto/OpenEmbedded layer
( has been updated to

Best wishes.

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