[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Fedora 11 Update: adns-1.4-6.fc11



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-8319
2009-08-07 04:35:54
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Name        : adns
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 1.4
Release     : 6.fc11
URL         : http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~ian/adns/
Summary     : Advanced, easy to use, asynchronous-capable DNS client library
Description :
adns is a resolver library for C (and C++) programs. In contrast with
the existing interfaces, gethostbyname et al and libresolv, it has the
following features:
 - It is reasonably easy to use for simple programs which just want to
   translate names to addresses, look up MX records, etc.
 - It can be used in an asynchronous, non-blocking, manner. Many
   queries can be handled simultaneously.
 - Responses are decoded automatically into a natural representation
   for a C program - there is no need to deal with DNS packet formats.
 - Sanity checking (eg, name syntax checking, reverse/forward
   correspondence, CNAME pointing to CNAME) is performed automatically.
 - Time-to-live, CNAME and other similar information is returned in an
   easy-to-use form, without getting in the way.
 - There is no global state in the library; resolver state is an opaque
   data structure which the client creates explicitly. A program can have
   several instances of the resolver.
 - Errors are reported to the application in a way that distinguishes
   the various causes of failure properly.
 - Understands conventional resolv.conf, but this can overridden by
   environment variables.
 - Flexibility. For example, the application can tell adns to: ignore
   environment variables (for setuid programs), disable sanity checks eg
   to return arbitrary data, override or ignore resolv.conf in favour of
   supplied configuration, etc.
 - Believed to be correct ! For example, will correctly back off to TCP
   in case of long replies or queries, or to other nameservers if several
   are available. It has sensible handling of bad responses etc.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Update Information:

This update fixes crash in adns_strerror function when unknown error code is
passed as parameter.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ChangeLog:

* Thu Aug  6 2009 Adam Tkac <atkac redhat com> 1.4-6
- don't crash in adns_strerror if parameter is unknown error code (#514838)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #514838 - adns_strerror() SEGV if there is no error string for a particular error number
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=514838
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]