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Libevent 1.4.6-stable released

With all the DNS stuff that is going on at the moment, it took longer than planned to release libevent 1.4.6-stable, but here it is. You can download the source from the usual place:

This was meant to be a quick bug fix release, but a number of changes have crept in. Here's a brief summary:

  • Several HTTP fixes
    • Corrected handling of trailing headers in chunked replies
    • Correctly deal with multi-line HTTP headers
  • Improved signal handling for kqueue and epoll backends
  • Various other bug fixes
See the changelog for full details.

We would like to thank the people who have reported bugs and patches including Scott Lamb, Moshe Litvin, Alexander Drozdov, Adam Langley, Ian Bell and others. To report a bug, make a feature request, or submit code, you can use our sourceforge interface.

HotSec is Hot!

This year, I have the pleasure of chairing the 3rd USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security, an invitation-only workshop that provides a forum for leading security researchers to discuss current trends and new research ideas. At the program committee meeting in Mountain View, we selected 13 out of 37 papers for the final program. It's pretty hot. Here are some of the talks I am looking forward to:

  • Towards Application Security on Untrusted Operating Systems
  • Defeating Deniable File Systems: A TrueCrypt Case Study
  • Panic Passwords: Authenticating under Duress
  • Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: New Directions for Implantable Medical Device Security

HotSec is taking place on July 29th, one day before the technical program of the USENIX Security Symposium. The keynote for USENIX Security is going to be exciting: Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State, is speaking on Dr. Strangevote or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Paper Ballot.

See you there,