[Announce] Scute 1.5.0 released

Damien Goutte-Gattat dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Fri Jul 14 17:10:06 CEST 2017


The GnuPG Project is pleased to announce the availability of Scute

Scute is a PKCS#11 module built around the GnuPG Agent and the GnuPG
Smart Card Daemon. It allows you to use your OpenPGP smart card for TLS
client authentication and S/MIME mail and document signing.

Noteworthy changes in version 1.5.0 (2017-07-14)

* Support for TLS 1.2.

* Support for S/MIME signing. This has been tested with Thunderbird (to
   sign e-mails) and with LibreOffice (to sign OpenDocument and PDF

* Support for 4096 bit RSA keys.

* Better support for GnuPG 2.1:

   - A communication bug between GnuPG Agent and Scute, leading to failed
     signatures, has been fixed.

   - Scute now relies on gpg-connect-agent to be able to always find the
     socket for GnuPG Agent, no matter where that socket is actually

* C_GenerateRandom function is implemented. This allows Firefox to seed
   its entropy pool using the OpenPGP smart card's random number


Source code is hosted at the GnuPG FTP server and its mirrors as listed
as <https://gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html>.  On the primary server the
source tarball and its digital signature are:

  ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/scute/scute-1.5.0.tar.bz2 (968k)

The same files are also available via HTTP:



Scute is copyrighted by g10 Code GmbH ans licensed under the GNU General
Public License version 2 or later (GPLv2+) with the following exception:

   In addition, as a special exception, g10 Code GmbH gives permission
   to link this library: with the Mozilla Foundation's code for
   Mozilla (or with modified versions of it that use the same license
   as the "Mozilla" code), and distribute the linked executables.  You
   must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects for all of
   the code used other than "Mozilla".  If you modify the software, you
   may extend this exception to your version of the software, but you
   are not obligated to do so.  If you do not wish to do so, delete this
   exception statement from your version and from all source files.


The Scute manual is included in the source distribution and is also
available online at <http://scute.org/scute.html/index.html>. For
community support, you may ask on the gnupg-users mailing list

If you need commercial support, check out

Maintenance and development of Scute and of GnuPG as a whole is mostly
financed by donations. Please consider donating via

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