This is the v0.17.1.8 minor point release of the Monero software. This is a recommended release that contains mitigations against the ongoing memory exhaustion attack.
Some highlights of this minor release are:
- Protocol: drop nodes if they claim new data but only give stale data
- Add some sanity checks on data size (portable_storage)
- Fix some issues using connections after shutdown, add buffered SSL handshake detection
- Optional DNS based blocklist (--enable-dns-blocklist)
- Ban lists may now include subnets
- The ban command can now load IPs from a file (ban @filename)
- RPC: add busy_syncing, synchronized fields to get_info
- RPC: limit the number of txes for get_blocks.bin
- P2P: ignore incoming peer list entries when we have them blocked
- P2P: remove peers from grey and anchors lists when blocked
- Restrict public node checks a little, warn about untrusted nodes
- Minor bug fixes
Contributors for this Release
This release was the direct result of 7 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 45 commits containing 530 new lines of code. We'd like to thank them very much for their time and effort. In no particular order they are:
The new binaries can be downloaded from the Downloads page or from the direct links below.
- Windows, 64-bit
- Windows, 32-bit
- macOS, 64-bit
- Linux, 64-bit
- Linux, 32-bit
- Linux, armv7
- Linux, armv8
- Android, armv7
- Android, armv8
- FreeBSD, 64-bit
If you would like to verify that you have downloaded the correct file, please use the following SHA256 hashes:
A GPG-signed list of the hashes is at https://getmonero.org/downloads/hashes.txt and should be treated as canonical, with the signature checked against the appropriate GPG key in the source code (in /utils/gpg_keys). To ensure that the files you download are those originally posted by the maintainers, you should both check that the hashes of your files match those on the signed list, and that the signature on the list is valid.
Two guides are available to guide you through the verification process: Verify binaries on Windows (beginner) and Verify binaries on Linux, Mac, or Windows command line (advanced).