krb5-1.7.1 is released
tlyu at MIT.EDU
Tue Feb 2 19:40:40 EST 2010
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The MIT Kerberos Team announces the availability of MIT Kerberos 5
Release 1.7.1. Please see below for a list of some major changes
included, or consult the README file in the source tree for a more
detailed list of significant changes.
RETRIEVING KERBEROS 5 RELEASE 1.7.1
You may retrieve the Kerberos 5 Release 1.7.1 source from the
The homepage for the krb5-1.7.1 release is:
Further information about Kerberos 5 may be found at the following
and at the MIT Kerberos Consortium web site:
The Data Encryption Standard (DES) is widely recognized as weak. The
krb5-1.7 release will contain measures to encourage sites to migrate
away from using single-DES cryptosystems. Among these is a
configuration variable that enables "weak" enctypes, but will default
to "false" in the future. Additional migration aids are planned for
Major changes in 1.7.1
This is primarily a bugfix release.
* Fix vulnerabilities: MITKRB5-SA-2009-003 [CVE-2009-3295],
* Restore compatibility for talking to older kadminds and kadmin
clients for the "addprinc -randkey" operation.
* Fix some build problems and memory leaks.
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