m4-1.4.14.tar.xz 24-Feb-2010 21:34 899K
GNU M4 NEWS - User visible changes.
* Noteworthy changes in Version 1.4.14 (2010-02-24) [stable]
Released by Eric Blake, based on git version 1.4.13.*
** Fix regression introduced in 1.4.12 where executing with stdout closed
could crash m4 on exit on some platforms.
** Fix regressions introduced in 1.4.13 in the `esyscmd' builtin, where
closed file descriptors could interfere with child execution, and where
a child status of 127 made m4 print a spurious message to stderr.
** Fix a security hole in 'make dist', present since at least M4 1.4, that
could affect anybody attempting to redistribute modified sources (see
** A number of portability improvements inherited from gnulib.
Thanks for the report.
base-system, please provide an updated ebuild.
now in the tree
That build failure is unrelated to m4. Removing from dependencies.
m4-1.4.14-r1 is ready for stabilization ... it contains only build fixes over 1.4.14 for systems that arent stable
Stable for HPPA.
Stable for PPC.
GLSA request filed.
This issue was resolved and addressed in
GLSA 201412-08 at http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-08.xml
by GLSA coordinator Sean Amoss (ackle).