Update Info


Security update for weechat

Type: security
Severity: moderate
Issued: 2022-03-18
This update for weechat fixes the following issues:

update to 3.2.1:

* CVE-2021-40516: relay: fix crash when decoding a malformed
  websocket frame (boo#1190206)

update to 3.2

main changes:

  * use XDG directories by default (config, data, cache, runtime)
  * add support of IRC SASL mechanisms
    SCRAM-SHA-1, SCRAM-SHA-256 and SCRAM-SHA-512
  * automatically load system certificates
    without giving a hardcoded path to the file with certificates
  * add options to customize commands executed on system signals received
  * add bar item "tls_version" and buflist format
  * add signals "cursor_start" and "cursor_end"
  * add function crypto_hmac in API
  * add translated string in evaluation of expressions with "translate:xxx"
  * add info "weechat_daemon"
  * add Python stub for WeeChat API
  * add variables "${tg_shell_argc}" and "${tg_shell_argvN}"
    in command trigger evaluated strings
  * many bugs fixed.

for all changes, please visit:

update to 3.1

New features

  * core: add options weechat.look.hotlist_update_on_buffer_switch
    and weechat.look.read_marker_update_on_buffer_switch (issue #992, issue #993)
  * core: add option sec.crypt.passphrase_command to read passphrase from an
    external program on startup, remove option sec.crypt.passphrase_file (issue #141)
  * core: improve debug in command /eval: display more verbose debug
    with two "-d", add indentation and colors
  * core: add options "setvar" and "delvar" in command /buffer,
    rename option "localvar" to "listvar"
  * core: add buffer local variable "completion_default_template" (evaluated)
    to override the value of option "weechat.completion.default_template" (issue #1600)
  * core: add option "recreate" in command /filter
  * core: add raw string in evaluation of expressions with "raw:xxx" (issue #1611)
  * core: add evaluation of conditions in evaluation of expressions
    with "eval_cond:xxx" (issue #1582)
  * api: add info_hashtable "secured_data"
  * irc: add info "irc_is_message_ignored"
  * irc: add server option "default_chantypes",
    used when the server does not send them in message 005 (issue #1610)
  * trigger: add variable "${tg_trigger_name}" in command trigger evaluated strings (issue #1580)

- Bug fixes

  * core: fix quoted line in cursor mode (issue #1602)
  * core: fix wrong size of the new window after vertical split (issue #1612)
  * core: do not remove quotes in arguments of command /eval
    as they can be part of the evaluated expression/condition (issue #1601)
  * core: display an error when the buffer is not found with command /command -buffer
  * buflist: add option buflist.look.use_items to speed up display of buflist (issue #1613)
  * irc: add bar item "irc_nick_prefix"
  * irc: fix separator between nick and host in bar item "irc_nick_host"
  * irc: fix completion of commands /halfop and /dehalfop

- Documentation

  * do not build weechat-headless man page if headless binary is disabled (issue #1607)

update to 3.0.1:

  * exec: fix search of command by identifier
  * spell: fix refresh of bar item "spell_suggest" when the input becomes empty (issue #1586)
  * spell: fix crash with IRC color codes in command line (issue #1589)

update to 3.0

New features

  * api: add optional list of colors in infos "nick_color" and "nick_color_name" (issue #1565)
  * api: add argument "bytes" in function string_dyn_concat
  * api: add function string_color_code_size (issue #1547)
  * exec: add option "-oerr" to send stderr to buffer (now disabled by default) (issue #1566)
  * fset: add option fset.look.auto_refresh (issue #1553)
  * irc: add pointer to irc_nick in focus of bar item "buffer_nicklist" (issue #1535, issue #1538)
  * irc: allow to send text on buffers with commands /allchan, /allpv and /allserv
  * irc: evaluate command executed by commands /allchan, /allpv and /allserv (issue #1536)
  * script: add option script.scripts.download_enabled (issue #1548)
  * trigger: add variable "tg_argc" in data set by command trigger (issue #1576)
  * trigger: add variable "tg_trigger_name" in data set by all triggers (issue #1567, issue #1568)

Bug fixes

  * core: set "notify_level" to 3 if there is a highlight in the line (issue #1529)
  * core: do not add line with highlight and tag "notify_none" to hotlist (issue #1529)
  * irc: remove SASL timeout message displayed by error
    after successful SASL authentication (issue #1515)
  * irc: send all channels in a single JOIN command when reconnecting to the server (issue #1551)
  * script: do not automatically download list of scripts on startup
    if the file is too old (issue #1548)
  * spell: properly skip WeeChat and IRC color codes when checking words in input (issue #1547)
  * trigger: fix recursive calls to triggers using regex (issue #1546)
  * trigger: add ${tg_tags} !!- ,notify_none, in conditions of default trigger "beep" (issue #1529)

- Tests

  * core: add tests on GUI line functions

- Build

  * core: disable debug by default in autotools build
  * tests: fix compilation with CppUTest ≥ 4.0

- new .desktop file from weechat sources
- update to 2.9
- New features
  * core: add bar option "color_bg_inactive": color for window bars
    in inactive window (issue #732)
  * core: add Alacritty title escape sequence support (issue #1517)
  * core: display notify level for current buffer
    with command /buffer notify (issue #1505)
  * core: count only visible nicks in bar item "buffer_nicklist_count",
    add bar items "buffer_nicklist_count_groups" and "buffer_nicklist_count_all"
    (issue #1506)
  * core: set default size for input bar to 0 (automatic) (issue #1498)
  * core: add default key Alt+Enter to insert a newline (issue #1498)
  * core: add flag "input_multiline" in buffer (issue #984, issue #1063)
  * core: add a scalable WeeChat logo (SVG) (issue #1454, issue #1456)
  * core: add base 16/32/64 encoding/decoding in evaluation of expressions
    with "base_encode:base,xxx" and "base_decode:base,xxx"
  * core: add case sensitive wildcard matching comparison operator (==* and !!*)
    and case sensitive/insensitive include comparison operators (==-, !!-, =-, !-)
    in evaluation of expressions
  * core: add default key Alt+Shift+N to toggle nicklist bar
  * core: add command line option "--stdout" in weechat-headless binary
    to log to stdout rather than ~/.weechat/weechat.log (issue #1475, issue #1477)
  * core: reload configuration files on SIGHUP (issue #1476)
  * api: add pointer "_bar_window" in hashtable sent to hook focus callback (issue #1450)
  * api: add info_hashtable "focus_info" (issue #1245, issue #1257)
  * api: rename function hook_completion_get_string to completion_get_string
    and hook_completion_list_add to completion_list_add
  * api: add functions completion_new, completion_search and completion_free
  * api: add hdata "completion_word"
  * buflist: add default key Alt+Shift+B to toggle buflist
  * buflist: add options enable/disable/toggle in command /buflist
  * buflist: evaluate option buflist.look.sort so that sort can be customized
    for each of the three buflist bar items (issue #1465)
  * irc: add support of UTF8MAPPING (issue #1528)
  * irc: display account messages in buffers (issue #1250)
  * python: add WeeChat sharedir python directory to PYTHONPATH (issue #1537)
  * relay: increase default limits for IRC backlog options
  * relay: add command "handshake" in weechat relay protocol and nonce
    to prevent replay attacks, add options relay.network.password_hash_algo,
    relay.network.password_hash_iterations, relay.network.nonce_size (issue #1474)
  * relay: add command "completion" in weechat relay protocol
    to perform a completion on a string at a given position (issue #1484)
  * relay: add option relay.network.auth_timeout
  * relay: update default colors for client status
  * relay: add status "waiting_auth" in irc and weechat protocols (issue #1358)
  * trigger: evaluate arguments of command when the trigger is created (issue #1472)
- Bug fixes
  * core: fix command /window scroll_beyond_end when buffer has fewer lines
    than chat height (issue #1509)
  * core: force buffer property "time_for_each_line" to 0 for buffers
    with free content (issue #1485)
  * core: don’t collapse consecutive newlines in lines displayed
    before the first buffer is created
  * core: don’t remove consecutive newlines when pasting text (issue #1500)
  * core: don’t collapse consecutive newlines in bar content (issue #1500)
  * core: fix WEECHAT_SHAREDIR with CMake build (issue #1461)
  * core: fix memory leak in calculation of expression on FreeBSD (issue #1469)
  * core: fix resize of a bar when its size is 0 (automatic) (issue #1470)
  * api: fix use of pointer after free in function key_unbind
  * api: replace plugin and buffer name by buffer pointer in argument "modifier_data"
    sent to weechat_print modifier callback (issue #42)
  * buflist: add "window" pointer in bar item evaluation only if it’s not NULL
    (if bar type is "window")
  * exec: fix use of same task id for different tasks (issue #1491)
  * fifo: fix errors when writing in the FIFO pipe (issue #713)
  * guile: enable again /guile eval (issue #1514)
  * irc: use new default chantypes "#&" when the server does not send it
  * irc: add support of optional server in info "irc_is_nick",
    fix check of nick using UTF8MAPPING isupport value (issue #1528)
  * irc: fix add of ignore with flags in regex, display full ignore mask
    in list of ignores (issue #1518)
  * irc: do not remove spaces at the end of users messages received (issue #1513)
  * irc: fix realname delimiter color in WHO/WHOX response (issue #1497)
  * irc: reuse a buffer with wrong type "channel"
    when a private message is received (issue #869)
  * python: fix crash when invalid UTF-8 string is in a WeeChat hashtable
    converted to a Python dict (issue #1463)
  * relay: add missing field "notify_level" in message "_buffer_line_added" (issue #1529)
  * relay: fix slow send of data to clients when SSL is enabled
  * trigger: only return trigger’s return code
    when condition evaluates to true (issue #592)
  * trigger: fix truncated trigger command with commands /trigger input|output|recreate
  * trigger: do not hide values of options with /set command in cmd_pass trigger
- Documentation
  * add includes directory
  * merge 53 auto-generated files into 11 files
  * fix broken literal blocks in Japanese docs with Firefox (issue #1466)
- Tests
  * core: add CI with GitHub Actions, move codecov.io upload to GitHub Actions
  * core: switch to Ubuntu Bionic on Travis CI, use pylint3 to lint Python scripts
  * core: run tests on plugins only if the plugins are enabled and compiled
  * irc: add tests on IRC color and channel functions
- Build
  * javascript: disable build by default and remove Debian packaging
    of JavaScript plugin (issue #360)
  * core: make GnuTLS a required dependency
  * core: fix build with CMake 3.17.0
  * core: fix build with cygport on Cygwin



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