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OATH Toolkit
One-time password components
Version 2.4.1 (released 2014-02-12)
  • liboath: Fix usersfile bug that caused it to update the wrong line. When an usersfile contain multiple lines for the same user but with an unparseable token type (e.g., HOTP vs TOTP), the code would update the wrong line of the file. Since the then updated line could be a commented out line, this can lead to the same OTP being accepted multiple times which is a security vulnerability. Reported by Bas van Schaik <bas@sj-vs.net> and patch provided by Ilkka Virta <itvirta@iki.fi>. CVE-2013-7322

Version 2.4.0 (released 2013-07-21)
  • liboath: Add new API methods for validating TOTP OTPs The new methods (oath_totp_validate3 and oath_totp_validate3_callback) introduce a new parameter *otp_counter, which is set to the actual counter used to calculate the OTP (unless it is a NULL pointer). This allows for easier OTP replay detection in applications using liboath. Patch from Fabian Grünbichler <fabian.gruenbichler@tuwien.ac.at>.

Version 2.2.0 (released 2013-07-07)
  • libpskc: Add functions for setting PSKC data. The new functions are pskc_add_keypackage and all pskc_set_* functions (see libpskc/include/pskc/keypackage.h). This allow you to write programs that generate new PSKC structures.

  • liboath: Permit different passwords for different tokens for the same user. Thanks to Christian Hesse <list@eworm.de>.

  • build: Improve building from git with most recent automake and gengetopt. Thanks to Christian Hesse <list@eworm.de>.

  • build: Valgrind is not enabled by default. It causes too much false positives. For developers who want, use --enable-valgrind-tests. It is still enabled by default when building from the version controlled sources (see cfg.mk). Thanks to Christian Hesse <list@eworm.de>.

  • liboath: Make header file usable from C++ (extern "C" guard). Reported by Alan Markus <alan.markus@gmail.com>.

Version 2.0.2 (released 2013-01-08)
  • oathtool: Base32 decoding of keys are now more liberal in what accepts. It can now accept keys on the "gr6d 5br7 25s6 vnck v4vl hlao re" format, i.e., base32 data delimited using SPC and without padding. The old proper base32 format is still supported.

  • liboath: oath_base32_decode now ignores SPC and adds pad characters.

  • liboath: If password in usersfile is + then ignore supplied password. This enables the pam_oath module to be used with external password verification. Based on patch from Ilkka Virta <itvirta@iki.fi>.

  • tests: Fixed expiry date of some certificates used in the test suite. The last release would only complete make check during a 30 day window.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 2.0.1 (released 2012-10-24)
  • libpskc, pskctool: Support sign and verify of PSKC data using XML DigSig.

  • libpskc: XML Schema validation modified. The entire PSKC schema is now supported (before the XML Digital Signatures and Encryption parts were removed). The code now assumes that the schema is available in the local XML catalog. Thanks to Liam Quin for hints about XML catalogs.

  • pskctool: the --check (-c) parameter was renamed to --info (-i).

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 2.0.0 (released 2012-10-10)
  • libpskc, pskctool: New components. The OATH Toolkit now supports the Portable Symmetric Key Container (PSKC) data format specified in RFC 6030 for dealing with key provisioning. There is a new low-level library libpskc for managing PSKC data for application developers and a new command line tool pskctool for interacting with PSKC data for users. The PSKC functionality depends on Libxml2 http://xmlsoft.org/. It can be disabled unconditionally using the ./configure-parameter --disable-pskc.

  • liboath: Add manpages for library API.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.12.6 (released 2012-09-04)
  • liboath: The usersfile is now fflush’ed and fsync’ed.

  • liboath: A memory leak fixed. Patch from Jed Laundry <jlaundry@jlaundry.com>, somewhat modified.

  • oathtool: The --counter parameter now works on 32-bit platforms.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version. OATH_FILE_FLUSH_ERROR: Added. OATH_FILE_SYNC_ERROR: Added. OATH_FILE_CLOSE_ERROR: Added. OATH_LAST_ERROR: Added.

Version 1.12.5 (released 2012-08-19)
  • oathtool: The --counter parameter now supports larger values. Before it used an int type and now it uses a longlong type. Needed for eSecuTech tokens as they use a 64-bit value for their initial counter. Reported by <cameron.bradley@wiretap.net.nz> see https://savannah.nongnu.org/support/?108114.

  • Added gnulib self-tests.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.12.4 (released 2012-06-17)
  • liboath: Usersfile code handles multiple lines for a single user. This can be used when a single user carries multiple tokens (with different OATH secrets) and any of them should be permitted. Suggested by Tim Eggleston <lists@timeggleston.co.uk>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.12.3 (released 2012-05-31)
  • pam_oath: Fix "try_first_pass". Patch from Christian Hesse <list@eworm.de>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.12.2 (released 2012-04-04)
  • liboath: usersfile function now works on FreeBSD. Reported by Fredrik Lindgren <fredrik@lindgren.pp.se>.

  • tests: liboath usersfile self-test is skipped if there is no datefudge. Reported by Fredrik Lindgren <fredrik@lindgren.pp.se>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.12.1 (released 2012-04-01)
  • liboath, oathtool: Base32 decoding now permit lowercase characters. Reported by Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.12.0 (released 2012-04-01)
  • oathtool: Added --base32 parameter to decode base32 keys. Suggested by Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>.

  • oathtool: Verbose output (-v) now print key data in base32 format too.

  • liboath: Added base32 functions. Added hex encoding function. The new APIs are oath_bin2hex, oath_base32_decode, and oath_base32_encode.

  • liboath: Gnulib’s snprintf is used for better portability. The system snprintf is known to have bugs on some systems, see the Gnulib manual for more information.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version. oath_bin2hex: New function. oath_base32_decode: New function. oath_base32_encode: New function. OATH_INVALID_BASE32: New error code. OATH_BASE32_OVERFLOW: New error code. OATH_MALLOC_ERROR: New error code.

Version 1.10.5 (released 2012-01-03)
  • Build fixes. From Linus Nordberg <linus@nordberg.se> and Arno Hautala <arno@alum.wpi.edu>.

  • Update gnulib files.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.10.4 (released 2011-08-12)
  • liboath: Fix build so that OATH_VERSION_NUMBER is actually defined. It was an empty value in the last release due to a bug in the build scripts.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.10.3 (released 2011-08-12)
  • liboath: Allow strcmp callback to return negative to signal errors. Patch by Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.com.au>.

  • Fix bugs in build scripts for generating version numbers.

  • Update gnulib files.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.10.2 (released 2011-06-12)
Version 1.10.1 (released 2011-06-12)
  • liboath: Fix self tests to work regardless of local time zone.

  • Update gnulib files.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.10.0 (released 2011-05-24)
  • liboath: Added new TOTP validation functions that return search position. Before the absolute value of the search position was in the return code of the TOTP validate function, but it seems we need to know whether the search position was before or after the current time. The new functions are oath_totp_validate2 and oath_totp_validate2_callback and behave the same asoath_totp_validate and oath_totp_validate_callback, respectively, but they take another optional int* parameter to store the search position.

  • liboath: Usersfile can now validate TOTP as well. Supported algorithms are HOTP/T30/D and HOTP/T60/D where D is 6, 7, or 8 digits. This means that the PAM module now supports TOTP as well.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.8.2 (released 2011-05-04)
  • build: Fix conflict between ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS and AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR. Reported by Mitya <mitya@cargosoft.ru>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.8.1 (released 2011-05-03)
  • build: Make autoreconf work again. Reported by Christian Hesse <list@eworm.de>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.8.0 (released 2011-05-03)
  • liboath: Add new APIs oath_strerror and oath_strerror_name. The functions are used to get a human readable description of liboath error codes. Suggested by Christian Hesse <mail@eworm.de>.

  • liboath: Self-tests improvements.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.6.4 (released 2011-05-01)
  • liboath: Increase usersfile max secret length to 32 bytes. Reported by Mitya <mitya@cargosoft.ru>.

  • oathtool: Support --window together with --totp.

  • pam_oath: Re-add the pam_sm_setcred function and make it return success. Apparently the function need to exist even if it is not used. Reported by Christian Hesse <list@eworm.de>.

  • pam_oath: Link to -lpam for PAM symbols. Reported by Mitya <mitya@cargosoft.ru>.

  • pam_oath: Don’t install pam_oath.la file. Reported by Mitya <mitya@cargosoft.ru>.

  • build: Use pammoddir automake variable instead of overriding libdir. Reported by Mitya <mitya@cargosoft.ru>.

  • build: Make autoreconf work in released tar archives. Reported by Mitya <mitya@cargosoft.ru>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.6.3 (released 2011-04-25)
  • pam_oath: Work under SSH by no-op’ing the setcred function. Reported by Fanis Dokianakis <fanis@infloop.gr>.

  • build: Fix srcdir != builddir issues. Patches from Linus Nordberg <linus@nordberg.se>.

  • build: Gnulib files were updated.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.6.2 (released 2011-03-10)
  • pam_oath: Add ./configure --enable-root-tests parameter. Now this configure parameter is needed to run the self-tests that needs root permission. The fix in the last release was apparently not sufficient. Reported by Jean-Michel Pouré - GOOZE <jmpoure@gooze.eu>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.6.1 (released 2011-02-22)
  • pam_oath: Improve reliability of root self test when /etc is not writable. Reported by Jean-Michel Pouré - GOOZE <jmpoure@gooze.eu>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.6.0 (released 2011-02-22)
  • liboath: Added APIs to perform TOTP validation. The APIs are oath_totp_validate and oath_totp_validate_callback, similar to the corresponding HOTP functions.

  • liboath: The function type oath_hotp_validate_strcmp_function was

  • renamed to oath_validate_strcmp_function. It is used by both HOTP and TOTP validation. The old name will continue to work through a compatibility-#define.

  • oathtool: Support TOTP validation.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.6 (released 2011-02-07)
  • liboath: Improve portability by using more gnulib modules. Some non-portable constructions were fixed. From now on gnulib will warn for some non-portable constructs.

  • Fix some minor clang warnings.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.5 (released 2011-01-27)
  • liboath: Make sure gnulib files are licensed under the LGPLv2.1+. Thanks to Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@debian.org>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.4 (released 2011-01-27)
  • liboath: Fix OATH_VERSION and OATH_VERSION_NUMBER. I forgot to increment these symbols for the last release. From now on, these symbols are generated from the package version instead.

  • oathtool: Fix typo in man page. Patch from Linus Nordberg <linus@nordberg.se>.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.3 (released 2011-01-20)
  • liboath: Really make usersfile logic for - passwords work. Reported by Michael Stevens <mstevens@etla.org>.

  • pam_oath: Added better self-test suite (requires root privileges).

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.2 (released 2011-01-16)
  • oathtool: Really replace - with \- in man page, pointed out by lintian. We now also have a self check to catch any regressions in this area.

  • liboath: Make TOTP self check work on platforms with 32-bit time_t. The final test requires >32 bit time_t.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.1 (released 2011-01-16)
  • liboath: New configure parameter --enable-gcc-warnings. Use to enable many compiler warnings. Enabled by default during development.

  • oathtool: Replace - with \- in man page, pointed out by lintian.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.4.0 (released 2011-01-15)
  • liboath: Added pkg-config script.

  • liboath: Support time-variant TOTP based on draft-mraihi-totp-timebased-07. New function oath_totp_generate. New symbols OATH_TOTP_DEFAULT_TIME_STEP_SIZE and OATH_TOTP_DEFAULT_START_TIME for default system parameters.

  • liboath: New API oath_hotp_validate_callback(). Used when you are validating hashed OTPs. Inspired by discussions with Daniel Pocock <daniel@pocock.com.au>.

  • oathtool: New parameter --totp to generate time-variant TOTP’s. New sub-parameter --time-step-size, --start-time and --now used to specify TOTP configuration.

  • liboath: Added self-tests of validate functions.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.2.2 (released 2011-01-01)
  • Cleanups related to name change.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.2.1 (released 2010-12-28)
  • liboath: Install header file "oath.h". And various other namespace cleanups.

  • API and ABI is backwards compatible with the previous version.

Version 1.2.0 (released 2010-12-27)
  • Project renamed from "HOTP Toolkit" to "OATH Toolkit".

  • liboath: The header file is "oath.h" and library is "liboath.so". Functions were renamed, but functionality is retained so updating code is a matter of changing the symbol names only.

  • oathtool: Renamed from "hotptool". Added --hotp flag (the default). This is to plan for the future when the tool will also support TOTP/OCRA.

  • pam_oath: Renamed from pam_hotp.

  • API and ABI is not backwards compatible.

Version 1.0.1 (released 2010-12-27)
  • libhotp: Fix build failure due to missing sys/stat.h include on FreeBSD 7.2. Reported by Kevin Quinlan <Kevin.Quinlan@polidoris.com>.

  • libhotp: Make usersfile logic for - passwords work. Reported by Rick van Rein <rick@openfortress.nl>.

  • libhotp DOC: Added GTK-DOC manual in PDF format.

  • build: Gnulib files were updated.

Version 1.0.0 (released 2009-12-08)
  • Initial release.