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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Whats New in Firebird 1.5.3

Spoted the list of changes on fbtalk also you can find them in release notes
Whats New

(1.5.3) Two ISQL Improvements
C. Valderrama, D. Ivanov
1. Command line switch -b to bail out on error when used in non-interactive mode.
2. Return an error code to the operating system from command-line isql

(1.5.3) Make Old Column Naming Convention available
Paul Reeves
Added OldColumnNaming parameter to firebird.conf to allow users to revert to pre-V1.5 column
naming in Select expressions.

(1.5.3) Security diagnostics added
Alex Peshkoff
Attempts to send signals via a missing gds_relay may be an exploit attempt. They are now logged.

(1.5.3) Closed an Endemic Security Hole
Alex Peshkoff
Previously, a user could log into a server on a Unix/Linux host remotely, using a Linux UID and password
accepted on that host. It was recognised as a security hole and fixed in Firebird 2 development.
It is an endemic security bug in previous versions and InterBase. The security fix has been back-ported
to Firebird 1.5.3: a UID received from the client side is now not trusted.


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