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Author Topic: Please help test: Bitcoin 0.5.6rc3 and 0.4.7rc3 (DoS fix!)  (Read 1199 times)
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June 21, 2012, 03:04:21 AM

bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt version 0.6.3 release candidate 1 are now available, in another thread.

bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt version 0.5.6 release candidate 3 (sigs) are now available for download at:bitcoind version 0.4.7 release candidate 3 (sigs) is now available for download at:bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt version is also tagged in git.

These are bugfix-only releases.

Please report bugs by replying to this forum thread. Note that the 0.4.x wxBitcoin GUI client is no longer maintained nor supported. If someone would like to step up to maintain this, they should contact Luke-Jr.


  • Fixed a serious denial-of-service attack that could cause the bitcoin process to become unresponsive. Thanks to Sergio Lerner for finding and responsibly reporting the problem. (CVE-2012-3789)
  • Fix BIP16 validation to not enforce non-standard size limit of 200 bytes. Fixes being stuck at block 177617 (0.4 and 0.5)
  • Do not select first address automatically in the address book when sending (Bitcoin-Qt)
  • Hopefully final fix for the stuck blockchain issue
  • Fix various database crashes and improve error checking
  • Properly escape double-quote character in strings when exporting CSV
  • Fix #952 by checking if we have a new address or an updated label
  • Don't call exit() in Shutdown() for Bitcoin-Qt (fixes a tray-icon issue)
  • Filter out whitespace and zero-width non-breaking spaces in Bitcoin address validator
  • Properly store source addresses in database
  • Remove redundant tooltip on optional transaction fee. Fixes #1218 (Bitcoin-Qt)
  • Change initial balance on Overview page from "123.456 BTC" to "0 BTC" to not confuse users, whom might see it before we initialize with the real wallet balance (Bitcoin-Qt)
  • Fix various places where Bitcoin-Qt was being shutdown improperly
  • Hide UI immediately after leaving the main loop (Bitcoin-Qt)
  • Various documentation corrections and debugging fixes

Thanks to everybody who contributed code or helped test this release:

Sergio Lerner
Pieter Wuille
Philip Kaufmann
Luke Dashjr
Wladimir J. van der Laan
Matt Corallo
Jeff Garzik
R E Broadley
Gavin Andresen
Michael Hendricks
Chris Moore
Ricardo M. Correia
Christian von Roques
Peter Todd

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