[ANNOUNCE] WireGuard Snapshot `0.0.20190227` Available
Jason A. Donenfeld
Jason at zx2c4.com
Wed Feb 27 22:28:27 CET 2019
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A new snapshot, `0.0.20190227`, has been tagged in the git repository.
Please note that this snapshot is, like the rest of the project at this point
in time, experimental, and does not constitute a real release that would be
considered secure and bug-free. WireGuard is generally thought to be fairly
stable, and most likely will not crash your computer (though it may).
However, as this is a pre-release snapshot, it comes with no guarantees, and
its security is not yet to be depended on; it is not applicable for CVEs.
With all that said, if you'd like to test this snapshot out, there are a
few relevant changes.
== Changes ==
* wg-quick: freebsd: allow loopback to work
FreeBSD adds a route for point-to-point destination addresses. We don't
really want to specify any destination address, but unfortunately we
have to. Before we tried to cheat by giving our own address as the
destination, but this had the unfortunate effect of preventing
loopback from working on our local ip address. We work around this with
yet another kludge: we set the destination address to 127.0.0.1. Since
127.0.0.1 is already assigned to an interface, this has the same effect
of not specifying a destination address, and therefore we accomplish the
intended behavior. Note that the bad behavior is still present in Darwin,
where such workaround does not exist.
* tools: remove unused check phony declaration
* highlighter: when subtracting char, cast to unsigned
* chacha20: name enums
* tools: fight compiler slightly harder
* tools: c_acc doesn't need to be initialized
* queueing: more reasonable allocator function convention
* systemd: wg-quick should depend on nss-lookup.target
Since wg-quick(8) calls wg(8) which does hostname lookups, we should
probably only run this after we're allowed to look up hostnames.
* compat: backport ALIGN_DOWN
* noise: whiten the nanoseconds portion of the timestamp
This mitigates unrelated sidechannel attacks that think they can turn
WireGuard into a useful time oracle.
* hashtables: decouple hashtable allocations from the main device allocation
The hashtable allocations are quite large, and cause the device allocation in
the net framework to stall sometimes while it tries to find a contiguous
region that can fit the device struct. To fix the allocation stalls, decouple
the hashtable allocations from the device allocation and allocate the
hashtables with kvmalloc's implicit __GFP_NORETRY so that the allocations fall
back to vmalloc with little resistance.
* chacha20poly1305: permit unaligned strides on certain platforms
The map allocations required to fix this are mostly slower than unaligned
* noise: store clamped key instead of raw key
This causes `wg show` to now show the right thing. Useful for doing
* compat: ipv6_stub is sometimes null
On ancient kernels, ipv6_stub is sometimes null in cases where IPv6 has
been disabled with a command line flag or other failures.
* Makefile: don't duplicate code in install and modules-install
* Makefile: make the depmod path configurable
* queueing: net-next has changed signature of skb_probe_transport_header
A 5.1 change. This could change again, but for now it allows us to keep this
snapshot aligned with our upstream submissions.
* netlink: don't remove allowed ips for new peers
* peer: only synchronize_rcu_bh and traverse trie once when removing all peers
* allowedips: maintain per-peer list of allowedips
This is a rather big and important change that makes it much much faster to do
operations involving thousands of peers. Batch peer/allowedip addition and
clearing is several orders of magnitude faster now.
This snapshot contains commits from: Jason A. Donenfeld, Luis Ressel, and
As always, the source is available at https://git.zx2c4.com/WireGuard/ and
information about the project is available at https://www.wireguard.com/ .
This snapshot is available in compressed tarball form here:
A PGP signature of that file decompressed is available here:
Signing key: AB9942E6D4A4CFC3412620A749FC7012A5DE03AE
If you're a snapshot package maintainer, please bump your package version. If
you're a user, the WireGuard team welcomes any and all feedback on this latest
Finally, WireGuard development thrives on donations. By popular demand, we
have a webpage for this: https://www.wireguard.com/donations/
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