Firebird 4 alpha

Firebird Project announces the first Alpha release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.

This Alpha release arrives with an early preview of the features and improvements currently under development by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. Our users are appreciated giving it a try and providing feedback to this mailing list. Apparent bugs can be reported directly to the bugtracker.

Alpha releases are not encouraged for production usage or any other goals that require a stable system. They are, however, recommended for those users who want to help in identifying issues and bottlenecks thus allowing to progress faster through the Beta/RC stages towards the final release.

Please read the Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Alpha release.

Download page:
http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-4-0-0-alpha1/

Release Notes:
http://web.firebirdsql.org/downloads/prerelease/v40alpha1/Firebird-4.0.0_Alpha1-ReleaseNotes.pdf


Dmitry Yemanov

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Debian bug fixed : CVE-2017-6369: authenticated remote execution in firebird 2.5 before version 3.0.2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
firebird3.0, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

 * Apply commit 56e9a73c168 from upstream B3_0_Release branch
    fixing authenticated remote execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-6369,
    CORE-5474)
    Closes: #858644

Forwarded: http://tracker.firebirdsql.org/browse/CORE-5474

Authenticated Firebird users are allowed to declare UDFs (user-defined
functions). The default config allows using all entry points from the standard
UDF library, which is dynamically linked with libc, with its symbols
re-exported, including system().

Relevant upstream commits for 3.0:
https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird/commit/8b2a9cb44bf6055e15f016d70a6842b8ada60375

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Firebird 3.02 is out!

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0.2 — the second point release in the Firebird 3.0 series.

This sub-release offers many bug fixes (including fix for a recently reported security vulnerability) and also adds a few minor features and improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download.

Not using Firebird 3 yet? Get the Migration Guide to Firebird 3 and save you a lot of time in the migration process!

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Firebird 3.0.1 is available

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0.1 — the first point release in the Firebird 3.0 series.

This sub-release offers many bug fixes and also adds a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download.

Do you plan to move to Firebird 3? Wanna avoid unnecessary headaches? Check out the Migration Guide to Firebird 3 right now!

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Firebird 2.5.6 released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 2.5.6 — the latest minor release in the Firebird 2.5 series.

This sub-release introduces several bug fixes and a few improvements, please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download.

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