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    1 THIS IS AN OVERVIEW OVER THE MORE SEVERE BUGS THAT ANNOY LEAFNODE USERS
    2 
    3 This document is by no means complete. Check NEWS and ChangeLog for the
    4 full round-up on bugs fixed in leafnode - particularly, not all security
    5 bugs are listed here!
    6 
    7 Legend:
    8 TRIGG:	means trigger
    9 NEW IN:	describes the version when the bug was introduced. "Old" means
   10 	before 1.9.20.
   11 RATE:	estimates how severe the bug is.
   12 ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   13 BUG:	- connection hang while fetching header
   14 CVE:	2005-1911
   15 RATE:	MODERATE
   16 FIXED:	1.11.3
   17 CREDIT:	Adam Funk
   18 
   19 BUG:	- connection abort while article is read causes fetchnews crash
   20 CVE:	2005-1453
   21 RATE:	MODERATE
   22 NEW IN:	1.9.52
   23 FIXED:	1.11.2
   24 
   25 BUG:	- connection abort while header is read causes fetchnews crash
   26 CVE:	2005-1453
   27 RATE:	MODERATE
   28 NEW IN:	1.9.48
   29 FIXED:	1.11.2
   30 
   31 BUG:	- fetchnews does not support IPv6
   32 RATE:	MINOR
   33 FIXED:	1.11.0
   34 
   35 BUG:	- cannot use # in passwords
   36 RATE:	MINOR
   37 FIXED:	1.11.0
   38 
   39 BUG:	- empty groups expire prematurely
   40 RATE:	MODERATE
   41 FIXED:	1.10.8
   42 CREDIT:	Brian Sammon
   43 
   44 BUG:	- runtime failure on old systems with broken snprintf
   45 RATE:	CRITICAL
   46 FIXED:	1.10.7
   47 CREDIT:	Michael Bäuerle
   48 
   49 BUG:	- failing server with noactive still requests active update
   50 RATE:	MODERATE
   51 FIXED:	1.10.6
   52 CREDIT:	Brian Sammon (analysis and patch)
   53 
   54 BUG:	- duplicates in delaybody mode
   55 RATE:	MINOR
   56 TRIGG:	classic delaybody mode (delaybody_in_situ is unset)
   57 NEW IN:	1.9.50
   58 FIXED:	1.10.5
   59 CREDIT:	Til Schubbe
   60 
   61 BUG:	- lots of relinks, texpire expires too many articles
   62 RATE:	CRITICAL
   63 TRIGG:	running another leafnode program (except leafnode itself)
   64 	while texpire is running
   65 NEW IN:	1.9.54
   66 FIXED:	1.10.4
   67 CREDIT:	Rein Klazes
   68 
   69 BUG:	- .overview.XXXXXX files prevent removal of empty group
   70 	  directories
   71 RATE:	MINOR
   72 FIXED:	1.10.2
   73 CREDIT:	Johannes Berg
   74 
   75 BUG:	- Xref information missing from overview
   76 RATE:	MINOR
   77 FIXED:	1.10.1
   78 NEW IN:	1.9.50
   79 CREDIT:	"SINNER" (news.software.readers), Jörg Lüders
   80 
   81 BUG:	- texpire segfaults
   82 RATE:	MODERATE
   83 TRIGG:	expiring a group that has been deleted from the groupinfo but is
   84 	present on disk
   85 	premature abort with mids files left in the spool that texpire
   86 	has written
   87 FIXED:	1.10.0
   88 NEW IN:	1.9.52
   89 CREDIT:	Johannes Berg
   90 
   91 BUG:	- fetchnews keeps fetching the full newsgroups list
   92 RATE:	MODERATE
   93 TRIGG:	upstream server on a non-standard port
   94 FIXED:	1.9.52
   95 CREDIT:	Cory C. Albrecht, Joshua Crawford
   96 
   97 BUG:	- archived groups show errors in access
   98 RATE:	MODERATE
   99 FIXED:	1.9.53
  100 
  101 BUG:	- stale .overview and groupinfo files
  102 RATE:	MODERATE
  103 TRIGG:	stdout disconnected prematurely, or groupexpire -1
  104 FIXED:	1.9.43
  105 CREDIT:	Sytse van Slooten
  106 
  107 BUG:	- fetchnews XOVER handling (after disconnect) is extremely slow
  108 RATE:	MINOR
  109 NEW IN:	1.9.33
  110 FIXED:	1.9.43
  111 CREDIT:	Rein Klazes (for debugging)
  112 
  113 BUG:	- fetchnews hangs
  114 RATE:	CRITICAL, SECURITY (remote denial of service)
  115 TRIGG:	missing mandatory header
  116 NEW IN:	old
  117 FIXED:	1.9.42
  118 CREDIT:	Joshua Crawford (for the first bug report to point to the bug)
  119 
  120 BUG:	- fetchnews does not stop fetching a group I unsubscribed from
  121 RATE:	MODERATE
  122 TRIGG:	delaybody=1 before 1.9.32, unconditional since 1.9.33
  123 NEW IN:	old
  124 FIXED:	1.9.41
  125 CREDIT:	Andreas Muck, Gerry Doris
  126 
  127 BUG:	- cascaded leafnode installations lose own posts to pseudogroups
  128 RATE:	CRITICAL
  129 NEW IN:	old
  130 FIXED:	1.9.39
  131 CREDIT:	Kyler Laird
  132 
  133 BUG:	- incomplete active file
  134 RATE:	SEVERE
  135 NEW IN:	old
  136 FIXED:	1.9.37
  137 
  138 BUG:	- fetchnews misses lots of articles
  139 	- lots of "cannot parse server reply" in the logs, with lines from
  140 	  article text
  141 RATE:	SEVERE
  142 TRIGG:	filtered articles
  143 NEW IN:	1.9.33
  144 FIXED:	1.9.36
  145 BUGFIX:	update to >=1.9.36, then run fetchnews with -x option to fetch the
  146 	missed articles, example: fetchnews -nx 1000
  147 
  148 BUG:	- newsreader hangs when accessing an article without Message-ID
  149 RATE:	MODERATE
  150 TRIGG:	news spool corruption
  151 FIXED:	1.9.33
  152 
  153 BUG:	- fetchnews doesn't post articles (incompatibility)
  154 RATE:	IRRELEVANT
  155 TRIGG:	user hasn't read UPDATING instructions properly
  156 NEW IN:	1.9.23
  157 FIXED:	1.9.33
  158 
  159 BUG:	- fetchnews cannot access articles after switching delaybody to 0
  160 RATE:	MODERATE
  161 FIXED:	1.9.33
  162 
  163 BUG:	- not getting pseudo article when "reviving" an uninteresting group
  164 RATE:	MODERATE
  165 FIXED:	1.9.33
  166 
  167 BUG:	- pressing Ctrl-C more than once confuses leafnode
  168 RATE:	MODERATE
  169 FIXED:	1.9.33
  170 CREDIT:	Ralf Wildenhues (sent bugfix)
  171 
  172 BUG:	- timeout not detected on non-BSD, non-Linux systems
  173 RATE:	MODERATE
  174 FIXED:	1.9.31
  175 CREDIT:	Richard van der Hoff (sent bugfix)
  176 
  177 BUG:	- leafnode goes 100% CPU when requesting article by message-ID
  178 RATE:	CRITICAL, SECURITY (trusted host denial of service)
  179 FIXED:	1.9.33 for good, first attempt in 1.9.30
  180 CREDIT:	Jan Knutar (report)
  181 
  182 BUG:	- fetchnews segfaults when new groups are on server
  183 RATE:	CRITICAL
  184 FIXED:	1.9.29
  185 CREDIT:	Ken Shan
  186 
  187 BUG:	- leafnode goes 100% CPU on machines with lots of network interfaces
  188 RATE:	CRITICAL
  189 NEW IN:	1.9.23
  190 FIXED:	1.9.27
  191 
  192 BUG:	- texpire chokes if /var/spool/news/lost+found exists
  193 RATE:	MODERATE
  194 FIXED:	1.9.26
  195 CREDIT:	William Grinolds
  196 
  197 BUG:	- leafnode: NNTP command LIST ACTIVE.TIME returns bogus data
  198 RATE:	MINOR
  199 FIXED:	1.9.25
  200 
  201 BUG:	- crashes when XOVER is sent before GROUP
  202 	- ARTICLE/STAT/HEAD/BODY to current article pointer fails
  203 RATE:	MODERATE
  204 FIXED:	1.9.24
  205 
  206 BUG:	- incomplete article posted by fetchnews
  207 RATE:	CRITICAL (data loss)
  208 TRIGG:	fetchnews runs at the same time as a client posts the article
  209 FIXED:	1.9.23
  210 
  211 BUG:	- Bogus Message-ID generated for posted articles
  212 RATE:	MINOR
  213 FIXED:	1.9.23
  214 CREDIT:	Andreas Muck
  215 
  216 BUG:	- locking does not work at all
  217 RATE:	CRITICAL (data loss)
  218 FIXED:	1.9.20
  219 TRIGG:	multiple fetchnews/texpire run at the same time