The MIT Kerberos Team announces the availability of the krb5-1.7.1 release. The detached PGP signature is available without going through the download page, if you wish to verify the authenticity of a distribution you have obtained elsewhere.
Please see the README file for a more complete list of changes.
You may also see the current full list of fixed bugs tracked in our RT bugtracking system.
The Data Encryption Standard (DES) is widely recognized as weak. The krb5-1.7 release will contain measures to encourage sites to migrate away from using single-DES cryptosystems. Among these is a configuration variable that enables "weak" enctypes, but will default to "false" in the future.
This is primarily a bugfix release. Major changes in 1.7.1 include:
Known bugs reported against krb5-1.7.1 are listed here.
Please note that the HTML versions of these documents are converted from texinfo, and that the conversion is imperfect. If you want PostScript or GNU info versions, please download the documentation tarball.
You may retrieve the Kerberos 5 Release 1.7.1 source from here. If you need to acquire the sources from some other distribution site, you may verify them against the detached PGP signature for krb5-1.7.1.