[syslog-ng-announce] syslog-ng 3.4.3 has been released

devel at balabit.hu devel at balabit.hu
Tue Aug 13 13:53:04 CEST 2013

PACKAGE             : syslog-ng
VERSION             : 3.4.3
SUMMARY             : new stable release
DATE                : Aug 13, 2013


  A new stable version of syslog-ng Open Source Edition (3.4.3) has been
  released. For latest fixes in the 3.4.x feature branch you are recommended to
  upgrade to this version.


        Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0100

        This is the second bug-fix release for the 3.4.x series,
        collecting significant fixes over the 3.4.2 release. Upgrading
        to this release is highly recommended.


        * The pacct module has been fixed, and now compiles correctly.

        * Updated the configure.in script, and a few other places to
          fix issues with recent autotools.

        * Fixed an infinite loop when template expansion resulted in a
          zero-length string.

        * A considerable number of minor issues surrounding the build
          system have been eliminated.

        * The template_escape() setting is now respected by template
          functions that create templates themselves (such as the
          conditional functions)

        * Restore support for defaultless block{} arguments. [#230]

        * RFC5424 NILVALUE is now accepted in timestamps [#238]

        * The JSON parser will throw an error when the input is not an
          object (but, for example, a string) instead of crashing.

        * The program() source has been fixed, and now does not throw
          a syntax error at config parsing time, but works correctly

        * In case resolving a hostname fails, the IP address does not
          get truncated anymore. [#240 & #242]

        * A race condition in certain filter operations have been


        * The JSON parser now accepts generic parser related options,
          such as template(), so one can easily set the input for the


        syslog-ng is developed as a community project, and as such it relies
        on volunteers to do the work necessarily to produce syslog-ng.

        Reporting bugs, testing changes, writing code or simply providing
        feedback are all important contributions, so please if you are a
        user of syslog-ng, contribute.

        These people have helped in this release:

        Andras Tim <tia at balabit.hu>
        Anton Koldaev <koldaevav at gmail.com>
        Attila Szalay <sasa at balabit.hu>
        Balazs Scheidler <bazsi at balabit.hu>
        Gergely Nagy <algernon at balabit.hu>
        Martin <bmartin at lavabit.com>
        Michael Sterrett <mr_bones_ at gentoo.org>
        Vincent Brillault <spam at lerya.net>


  You can download the source or binary packages from:


  The documentation of the syslog-ng Open Source Edition is available in
  The syslog-ng Open Source Edition Administrator's Guide at


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