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The NetHack DevTeam is announcing the release of NetHack 3.6.4 on December 18, 2019

NetHack 3.6.4 is the official release of NetHack that follows NetHack 3.6.3. This release corrects an exploitable buffer overflow during config file processing that was present, but undiscovered, in NetHack 3.6.0, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, and 3.6.3.

You are encouraged to update to NetHack 3.6.4 as soon as possible.

Here's a brief synopsis of the dozen or so bug fixes included in NetHack 3.6.4:

All of the fixes have been incrementally published on the public Git repository for the game. A more complete list can be found in the game's sources in doc/fixes36.4. As usual, a warning that some entries in that file may also be "spoilers".

Existing saved games and bones files from 3.6.0 through to 3.6.3 should work with 3.6.4, assuming the same build configuration options were used.

As with all releases of the game, we appreciate your feedback. Please submit any bugs using the problem report form. Also, please check the "known bugs" list before you log a problem - somebody else may have already found it.

Happy NetHacking!


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