PDFCreator 5.1.2 is out


Elevating Security and Performance: Unveiling PDFCreator 5.1.2

We're thrilled to introduce PDFCreator 5.1.2—a maintenance release that heightens security and streamlines performance. This version prioritizes robust security measures, introducing modern elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) for signing actions. By embracing ECC, we fortify the protection of your vital documents, keeping them impervious to potential threats.

In a critical move, we've upgraded to Ghostscript 10.01.2, a response to a crucial security flaw found in older versions. Your safety is our utmost concern, and this upgrade guarantees your interaction with PDFCreator remains uncompromised. To dig deeper into the technical aspects, refer to CVE-2023-36664 in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database.

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Full Changelog

New features

  • The signing action now supports Elliptic-Curve Cryptography. 
  • Updated to Ghostscript 10.01.2 due to a critical security flaw in lower versions. For more details look up CVE-Nummer CVE-2023-36664.

Bugs fixed

  • Using user tokens and having an empty page in the document could lead to an exception. 
  • An already installed PDF Architect 9 is now properly detected by the setup. 
  • Saving files only temporarily stopped working for automatic saving.

Other changes

  • The use of escape characters in user tokens has been concretely defined. Please refer to the User Tokens section of the user guide for more information. 
  • Improved logging in case of errors with the directory. 
  • The handling of too long file paths has been improved. Instead of marking the shortened paths with a "..", the file name is simply truncated at the end to comply with the maximum path length. If a path needs to be shortened, a warning is logged.
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