Monero ‘Oxygen Orion’ Point Release

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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

The complete list of changes is available on GitHub, along with the source code.

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:

  • TheCharlatan
  • luigi1111
  • Snipa
  • moneromooo
  • vtnerd
  • ...

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