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[RELEASE] curl 7.59.0

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:54:56 +0100 (CET)

Hi team!

I'm happy to inform you that there's a new curl release up and available for
download on the usual place! This time I want to especially highlight three
separate security vulnerabilities that we've fixed and publish in association
with this release!

Curl and libcurl 7.59.0

  Public curl releases: 173
  Command line options: 213
  curl_easy_setopt() options: 253
  Public functions in libcurl: 74
  Contributors: 1705

This release includes the following changes:

  o curl: add --proxy-pinnedpubkey [10]
  o CURLOPT_RESOLVE: Add support for multiple IP addresses per entry [37]
  o Add new tool option --happy-eyeballs-timeout-ms [37]

This release includes the following bugfixes:

  o openldap: check ldap_get_attribute_ber() results for NULL before using [50]
  o FTP: reject path components with control codes [51]
  o readwrite: make sure excess reads don't go beyond buffer end [52]
  o lib555: drop text conversion and encode data as ascii codes [1]
  o lib517: make variable static to avoid compiler warning
  o lib544: sync ascii code data with textual data [1]
  o GSKit: restore pinnedpubkey functionality [2]
  o darwinssl: Don't import client certificates into Keychain on macOS [3]
  o parsedate: fix date parsing for systems with 32 bit long [4]
  o openssl: fix pinned public key build error in FIPS mode [5]
  o SChannel/WinSSL: Implement public key pinning [6]
  o cookies: remove verbose "cookie size:" output
  o progress-bar: don't use stderr explicitly, use bar->out [7]
  o Fixes for MSDOS
  o build: open VC15 projects with VS 2017
  o curl_ctype: private is*() type macros and functions [8]
  o configure: set PATH_SEPARATOR to colon for PATH w/o separator [9]
  o winbuild: make linker generate proper PDB [11]
  o curl_easy_reset: clear digest auth state [12]
  o curl/curl.h: fix comment typo for CURLOPT_DNS_LOCAL_IP6 [14]
  o range: commonize FTP and FILE range handling [15]
  o progress-bar docs: update to match implementation [16]
  o fnmatch: do not match the empty string with a character set
  o fnmatch: accept an alphanum to be followed by a non-alphanum in char set [17]
  o build: fix termios issue on android cross-compile [18]
  o getdate: return -1 for out of range [19]
  o formdata: use the mime-content type function [20]
  o time-cond: fix reading the file modification time on Windows [21]
  o build-openssl.bat: Extend VC15 support to include Enterprise and Professional
  o build-wolfssl.bat: Extend VC15 support to include Enterprise and Professional
  o openssl: Don't add verify locations when verifypeer==0
  o fnmatch: optimize processing of consecutive *s and ?s pattern characters [22]
  o schannel: fix compiler warnings [23]
  o content_encoding: Add "none" alias to "identity" [24]
  o get_posix_time: only check for overflows if they can happen
  o http_chunks: don't write chunks twice with CURLOPT_HTTP_TRANSFER_DECODING [25]
  o README: language fix [26]
  o sha256: build with OpenSSL < 0.9.8 [27]
  o smtp: fix processing of initial dot in data [28]
  o --tlsauthtype: works only if libcurl is built with TLS-SRP support [29]
  o tests: new tests for http raw mode [30]
  o libcurl-security.3: man page discussion security concerns when using libcurl
  o curl_gssapi: make sure this file too uses our *printf()
  o BINDINGS: fix curb link (and remove ruby-curl-multi)
  o nss: use PK11_CreateManagedGenericObject() if available [31]
  o travis: add build with iconv enabled [32]
  o ssh: add two missing state names [33]
  o CURLOPT_HEADERFUNCTION.3: mention folded headers
  o http: fix the max header length detection logic [34]
  o header callback: don't chop headers into smaller pieces [35]
  o CURLOPT_HEADER.3: clarify problems with different data sizes
  o curl --version: show PSL if the run-time lib has it enabled
  o examples/sftpuploadresume: resume upload via CURLOPT_APPEND [36]
  o Return error if called recursively from within callbacks [38]
  o sasl: prefer PLAIN mechanism over LOGIN
  o winbuild: Use CALL to run batch scripts [40]
  o curl_share_setopt.3: connection cache is shared within multi handles
  o winbuild: Use macros for the names of some build utilities [41]
  o projects/README: remove reference to dead IDN link/package [42]
  o lib655: silence compiler warning [43]
  o configure: Fix version check for OpenSSL 1.1.1
  o docs/MANUAL: is not accessible on the site anymore [44]
  o unit1309: fix warning on Windows x64 [45]
  o unit1307: proper cleanup on OOM to fix torture tests
  o curl_ctype: fix macro redefinition warnings
  o build: get CFLAGS (including -werror) used for examples and tests [46]
  o NO_PROXY: fix for IPv6 numericals in the URL [47]
  o krb5: use nondeprecated functions [48]
  o winbuild: prefer documented zlib library names [49]
  o http2: mark the connection for close on GOAWAY [53]
  o limit-rate: kick in even before "limit" data has been received [54]
  o HTTP: allow "header;" to replace an internal header with a blank one [55]
  o http2: verbose output new MAX_CONCURRENT_STREAMS values
  o SECURITY: distros' max embargo time is 14 days
  o curl tool: accept --compressed also if Brotli is enabled and zlib is not
  o WolfSSL: adding TLSv1.3 [56]
  o add -i and -m options
  o CURLOPT_COOKIEFILE.3: "-" as file name means stdin

This release includes the following known bugs:

  o see docs/KNOWN_BUGS (

This release would not have looked like this without help, code, reports and
advice from friends like these:

   Adam Marcionek, Alessandro Ghedini, Anders Bakken, Aron Bergman, Ben Greear,
   Björn Stenberg, Bruno Grasselli, Dair Grant, Dan Fandrich, Daniel Stenberg,
   Dario Weisser, Douglas Mencken, Duy Phan Thanh, Earnestly on github,
   Erik Johansson, Francisco Sedano, Gisle Vanem, Guido Berhoerster,
   Henry Roeland, Kamil Dudka, Klaus Stein, Łukasz Domeradzki, Marcel Raad,
   Martin Dreher, Max Dymond, Michael Kaufmann, Michał Janiszewski,
   Mohammad AlSaleh, Patrick Monnerat, Patrick Schlangen, Ray Satiro,
   Richard Alcock, Richard Moore, Rod Widdowson, Ruurd Beerstra,
   Sergii Kavunenko, Sergio Borghese, Somnath Kundu, steelman on github,
   Stefan Kanthak, Steve Holme, Tim Mcdonough, Travis Burtrum, Viktor Szakats,
   (45 contributors)

         Thanks! (and sorry if I forgot to mention someone)

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Received on 2018-03-14