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Nmap 6.01 Released
From: Fyodor <fyodor () insecure org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:26:21 -0700

Hi folks!  I'm happy to report that the Nmap 6.00 release
(http://nmap.org/6 ) last month was a huge success, with hundreds of
thousands of downloads and a bunch of positive articles and reviews.
But any release this big is going to uncover a few issues, so we've
released Nmap 6.01 to address them.  This should also appease the more
conservative users who always wait for the first patch update before
installing a major software release.  Meanwhile, the more adventurous
users should skip 6.01 entirely and compile straight from our SVN
repository (http://nmap.org/book/install.html#inst-svn)!

Nmap 6.01 source code and binary packages for Linux, Windows, and Mac
are available at:


If you find any bugs, please let us know on nmap-dev as described at
http://nmap.org/book/man-bugs.html.  We're not planning another
near-term stable release, but you can inspire one by finding a big
enough bug :).

Here are the changes in 6.01:

o [Zenmap] Fixed a hang that would occur on Mac OS X 10.7. A symptom
  of the hang was this message in the system console:
  "Couldn't recognize the image file format for file
  [David Fifield]

o [Zenmap] Fixed a crash that happened when activating the host filter.
      File "zenmapCore\SearchResult.pyo", line 155, in match_os
    KeyError: 'osmatches'

o Fixed an error that occurred when scanning certain addresses like on Windows XP:
    get_srcaddr: can't connect socket: The requested address is not valid in its context.
    nexthost: failed to determine route to
  [David Fifield]

o Fixed a bug that caused Nmap to fail to find any network interface when
  at least one of them is in the monitor mode. The fix was to define the
  ARP_HRD_IEEE80211_RADIOTAP 802.11 radiotap header identifier in the
  libdnet-stripped code. Network interfaces that are in this mode are used
  by radiotap for 802.11 frame injection and reception. The bug was
  reported by Tom Eichstaedt and Henri Doreau.
  [Djalal Harouni, Henri Doreau]

o Fixed the greppable output of hosts that time-out (when --host-timeout was
  used and the host timed-out after something was received from that host).
  This issue was reported by Matthew Morgan. [jah]

o [Zenmap] Updated the version of Python used to build the Windows
  release from 2.7.1 to 2.7.3 to remove a false-positive security
  alarm flagged by tools such as Secunia PSI. There was a minor
  vulnerability in certain Python27.dll web functionality (which Nmap
  doesn't use anyway) and Secunia was flagging all software which
  includes that version of Python27.dll. This update should prevent
  the false alarm.

In fun weekend news, I'm happy to report that Nmap may be in another
upcoming movie!  When I secure a screenshot, I'll post it to the Nmap
Facebook, Twitter, and Movie pages:


Enjoy the new release!

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