krb5-1.2.4 is released
tlyu at MIT.EDU
Fri Mar 1 00:15:04 EST 2002
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The MIT Kerberos Team announces the availability of MIT Kerberos 5
Release 1.2.4. This release is a patch release; some non-critical
bugs and feature requests have not been incorporated. We have
focussed mainly on important security fixes and usability fixes.
Please see below for a list of some changes since release 1.2.3, or
consult the README file in the source tree.
RETRIEVING KERBEROS 5 RELEASE 1.2.4
You may retrieve the Kerberos 5 Release 1.2.4 source from the
Further information about Kerberos 5 may be found at the following
MAJOR CHANGES SINCE RELEASE 1.2.4
* The one-character bug introduced into the login.krb5 program that
caused 8-character usernames to be rejected in some circumstances
has been fixed.
* The handling of key version numbers has been modified in places.
The current formats of the keytab and srvtab files, as well as parts
of the remote kadmin protocol, handle key version numbers as 8-bit
quantities, when in fact they are 32-bit quantities; the
modifications attempt to work around these deficiencies to some
* Some issues with multiple enctype support in GSSAPI credential
forwarding have been fixed.
* A few compilation problems have been fixed.
* New test cases have been added to the test suite to exercise some of
the new changes.
MIT Information Systems
Kerberos Development Team
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