[Announce] Libassuan 2.3.0 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Aug 28 15:18:24 CEST 2015


The GnuPG Project is pleased to announce the availability of
Libassuan 2.3.0.

Libassuan is a generic IPC library used by GnuPG, GPGME, and a few other
packages.  This release fixes two bugs and introduces new support
functions for the socket wrappers.

Noteworthy changes in version 2.3.0

 * Now wipes out the memory of the context structure before freeing.
   The context may have stored sensitive data in its line buffers.

 * Fixed a problem with the data length limit in assuan_inquire.

 * Returns GPG_ERR_SOURCE_ASSUAN with errors from functions w/o a

 * Two new functions to tweak the behaviour of the socket wrappers.

 * Experimental code to support Cygwin's local sockets.

 * By default build without a build timestamp.

 * Interface changes relative to the 2.2.1 release:
 assuan_sock_set_flag     NEW.
 assuan_sock_get_flag     NEW.

Getting the Software

You may download the library and its OpenPGP signature from

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/libassuan/libassuan-2.3.0.tar.bz2 (531k)


  https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/libassuan/libassuan-2.3.0.tar.bz2 (531k)

The SHA-1 checksum is:

23f7ea010983b869f765c36d169dec51c8296cff  libassuan-2.3.0.tar.bz2


The file assuan.info has the complete manual of the library.  It is also
possible to read the manual online at


or as PDF at


You can search the GnuPG mailing list archives or ask on the gnupg-devel
mailing list for advise on how to use Libassuan.


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possible due to many individual and corporate donations; for a list of
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