Firebird 2.5.2 - Security Update 1

Firebird 2.5.2 is currently the latest stable release. Detailed information about new features and improvements can be found in the release notes.

Important

Security Update: This update addresses a remote stack buffer overflow discovered in the Firebird Server during March, 2013. This vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to crash the server and opens a gate for remote code execution, so it's highly recommended to upgrade your server installations.

Note

The recommended Linux kernel version is 2.6.34 and glibc should be version 2.12 or higher. Minimum - kernel 2.6.27 and glibc 2.7.

Note

To make the new engine work properly on MacOS X under multi-threaded conditions we had to use Grand Central Dispatch, which was first released in MacOSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard). MacOSX users should be aware that Firebird 2.5.1 will run only on MacOSX 10.6 or higher versions. If you want to use an earlier version of OSX you will need to use an earlier version of Firebird.

Release Notes

Windows 32bit

Windows 32-bit Classic, Superclassic & Superserver
Date Filename Size Description
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540_0_Win32.exe 7 Mb Windows executable installer
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_Win32.zip 10 MB Zip kit for manual/custom installs
Windows 32-bit Embedded
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_Win32_embed.zip 5 MB Embedded, separate download, zip kit.
Windows 32-bit Debug Kits (Binary + PDB components)
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540_0_Win32_pdb.exe 12 MB Windows executable installer
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_Win32_pdb.zip 19 MB Zip kit for manual/custom installs
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_Win32_embed_pdb.zip 8 MB Embedded, separate download, zip kit.

Windows 64bit

Windows 64-bit Classic, Superclassic & Superserver
Date Filename Size Description
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540_0_x64.exe 10 Mb Windows executable installer
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_x64.zip 12 MB Zip kit for manual/custom installs
Windows 64-bit Embedded
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_x64_embed.zip 5 MB Embedded, separate download, zip kit.
Windows 64-bit Debug Kits (Binary + PDB components)
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540_0_x64_pdb.exe 16 MB Windows executable installer
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_x64_pdb.zip 21 MB Zip kit for manual/custom installs
24th Mar 2013 Firebird-2.5.2.26540-0_x64_embed_pdb.zip 9 MB Embedded, separate download, zip kit.

Linux 32-bit

Linux 32-bit Superserver
Date Filename Size Description
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.rpm 8 Mb Universal RPM kit
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.tar.gz 7 Mb Compressed tarball with installer script
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-debuginfo-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.tar.gz 34 Mb Compressed tarball with debug information
Linux 32-bit Classic, Superclassic & Embedded
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.rpm 8 Mb Universal RPM kit
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.tar.gz 8 Mb Compressed tarball with installer script
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-debuginfo-2.5.2.26540-0.i686.tar.gz 34 Mb Compressed tarball with debug information

Linux 64-bit

Linux 64-bit Superserver
Date Filename Size Description
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2.26540-0.amd64.rpm 7 Mb Universal RPM kit
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2.26540-0.amd64.tar.gz 7 Mb Compressed tarball with installer script
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-debuginfo-2.5.2.26540-0.amd64.tar.gz 34 Mb Compressed tarball with debug information
Linux 64-bit Classic, Superclassic & Embedded
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-2.5.2.26540-0.amd64.rpm 8 Mb Universal RPM kit
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-2.5.2.26540-0.amd64.tar.gz 7 Mb Compressed tarball with installer script
24th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-debuginfo-2.5.2.26540-0.amd64.tar.gz 34 Mb Compressed tarball with debug information

MacOS X 10.6+ 32-bit

Note

"lipo" builds are the 64-bit Firebird Server with client libs as fat lib (32 and 64 bits).

MacOS X 10.6+ 32-bit Classic, Superclassic & Embedded (Intel)
Date Filename Size Description
27th Mar 2012 FirebirdCS-2.5.2-26540-0-i386.pkg.zip 14 MB 32-bit package
MacOS X 32-bit Superserver (Intel)
27th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2-26540-0-i386.pkg.zip 14 Mb 32-bit package

MacOS X 10.6+ 64-bit

MacOSX 64-bit Classic & Superclassic (Intel)
Date Filename Size Description
27th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-2.5.2-26540-0-x86_64.pkg.zip 14 MB 64-bit package
27th Mar 2013 FirebirdCS-2.5.2-26540-0-lipo-x86_64.pkg.zip 22.1 MB 64-bit Lipo package
MacOSX 64-bit Superserver (Intel)
27th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2-26540-0-x86_64.pkg.zip 14 Mb 64-bit package
27th Mar 2013 FirebirdSS-2.5.2-26540-0-lipo-x86_64.pkg.zip 18 Mb 64-bit Lipo package