Fedora 18 Update: botan-1.8.14-1.fc18

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-08-25 18:18:49

Name        : botan
Product     : Fedora 18
Version     : 1.8.14
Release     : 1.fc18
URL         : http://botan.randombit.net/
Summary     : Crypto library written in C++
Description :
Botan is a BSD-licensed crypto library written in C++. It provides a
wide variety of basic cryptographic algorithms, X.509 certificates and
CRLs, PKCS \#10 certificate requests, a filter/pipe message processing
system, and a wide variety of other features, all written in portable
C++. The API reference, tutorial, and examples may help impart the
flavor of the library.

Update Information:

Update to the latest version of the 1.8 series, 1.8.14.

From the upstream changelog:

 * The malloc allocator would return null instead of throwing in the event of an allocation failure, which could cause an application crash due to null pointer dereference where normally an exception would occur.
 * Recent versions of OpenSSL include extra information in ECC private keys, the presence of which caused an exception when such a key was loaded by botan. The decoding of ECC private keys has been changed to ignore these fields if they are set.
 * AutoSeeded_RNG has been changed to prefer /dev/random over /dev/urandom
 * Fix detection of s390x (Debian bug 638347)

See http://botan.randombit.net/relnotes/1_8_14.html .

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update botan' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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