Libgcrypt 1.2.2 released

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Oct 5 14:54:49 CEST 2005


We are pleased to announce the availability of Libgcrypt 1.2.2.

Libgcrypt is a general purpose library of cryptographic building
blocks.  It is based on the code used in GnuPG.

This is a bug fix release solving a weakness in the random number
generator when used by forking servers.  There are no new features.
It is suggested that all users of Libgcrypt update to this version.

Noteworthy changes are:

 * Made the RNG immune against fork without exec.

 * Minor changes to some function declarations.  Buffer arguments are
   now typed as void pointer.  This should not affect any compilation.

 * A bug in the definition of gcry_cipher_register has been fixed.

Source code is hosted at the GnuPG FTP server and its mirrors as
listed at .  On the primary
server the source file and its digital signature are: (762k)

These files are bzip2 compressed.  If you can't use the bunzip2 tool,
gzip compressed versions of the files are also available: (937k)

As an alternative a patch against version 1.2.1 is available as: (140k)

SHA-1 checksums are:

  fc61709a9719a239cf8ebbf19b84f99622655dda  libgcrypt-1.2.2.tar.bz2
  fdf3638c0de619343c5f2291a3e8b9fe610425ce  libgcrypt-1.2.2.tar.gz
  aa02d0be295586604896de44195d13a4002a53b5  libgcrypt-1.2.1-1.2.2.diff.bz2

If you used the CVS version in the past, please note that we migrated
the CVS repository to Subversion.  Its new location is:


For help on installing or developing with Libgcrypt you should send
mail to the grcypt-devel mailing list.  For details see .

Improving Libgcrypt is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find Libgcrypt useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or by
donating money.

Commercial support contracts for Libgcrypt are available, and they
help finance continued maintenance.  g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf
based company owned and headed by gpg's principal author, is currently
funding Libgcrypt development.  We are always looking for interesting
development projects.

Happy hacking,

  Moritz and Werner

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