DOSBox - latest official (Xenial & newer)

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Backport of DOSBox 0.74-3 (including security fixes) for Xenial & newer.


Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
DOSBox 0.74-3 has been released!

A security release for DOSBox 0.74:

    * Fixed that a very long line inside a bat file would overflow the
      parsing buffer. (CVE-2019-7165 by Alexandre Bartel)
    * Added a basic permission system so that a program running inside DOSBox
      can't access the contents of /proc (e.g. /proc/self/mem) when / or
      /proc were (to be) mounted. (CVE-2019-12594 by Alexandre Bartel)
    * Several other fixes for out of bounds access and buffer overflows.
    * Some fixes to the OpenGL rendering.

The game compatibility should be identical to 0.74 and 0.74-2.
It's recommended to use config -securemode when dealing with untrusted files.

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*** Credits ***

- Creators of DOSBox: Peter Veenstra, Sjoerd, Tommy Frössman, Ulf Wohlers

- Package code: Stephen Kitt

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/dosbox to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/dosbox
sudo apt update
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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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