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Release Name: 8.0.8

Release Notes
This is the eighth maintenance release of the openvas-libraries 8.0 module for
the Open Vulnerability Assessment System 8 (OpenVAS-8).

This release adds support for the 'timeout_retry' preference, addresses a
number of memory leaks and similar errors and includes a number of smaller
fixes and improvements.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release:
Hani Benhabiles, Christian Fischer, Matthew Mundell, Timo Pollmeier and Michael
Wiegand.
Change Log
Main changes compared to 8.0.7:
* Support for the 'timeout_retry' preference has been added, which can be used
  to limit the number of retries after a connection to a socket has timed out.
* A number of memory leaks have been fixed.
* A bug which caused NASL arrays to be freed improperly causing memory
  corruption under certain circumstances has been fixed.
* Compatibility with the LibSSH library has been improved.
* IPv6 support has been improved.
* Handling of unknown severity scores has been improved.
* Documentation has been updated.
* ECDSA public SSH keys are now handled correctly during export.
* Support for the SHA256 HMAC algorithm has been added.
* Support for SMBv2 signatures has been added.
* Support for getting the key size of a certificate public key has been added.
* Handling of attempts to connect to the redis KB has been improved.
* SNMP MIB handling has been improved.
* Handling of unknown escape sequences in NASL has been improved.
* Handling of slave connection errors has been improved.
* Network connection handling has been improved.