NetHack 3.6.4

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NetHack 3.6.4 is the 34th public release of NetHack. It was released on December 18th 2019, just 13 days after the previous release. This release fixes a major security exploit that existed in versions 3.6.0, 3.6.1, 3.6.2 and 3.6.3.[1]

Availablity

Nethack 3.6.4 is available from the official NetHack website.

Significant changes

This release fixes a major security issue: a potential buffer overflow when parsing the run-time configuration file.[2][3] There were some other changes[4]:

  • Fixes message when player's steed encounters a polymorph trap.
  • Allows teleporting onto the vibrating square.
  • Fixes a message when the player's inventory was full and they tried to pick up gold
  • A flying player can use > to travel down holes or trap doors instead of escaping a trap and trying again.
  • A polymorphed player hiding on a ceiling can use > to unhide.
  • On Windows, all game files can be stored on a portable device using the option 'portable_device_paths'.

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