Libtasn1 1.7

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Nov 17 11:36:42 CET 2008

Libtasn1 is a standalone library written in C for manipulating ASN.1
objects including DER/BER encoding and DER/BER decoding.  Libtasn1 is
used by GnuTLS to manipulate X.509 objects and by Shishi to handle
Kerberos V5 packets.

Version 1.7 (released 2008-11-17)
- Add libtasn1-config for compatibility.
  Please stop use it as it will disappear in v2.0!
  Use standard AC_CHECK_FUNCS autoconf tests or pkg-config instead.
- Read PKCS#12 blob as binary file, fixes self-tests under Mingw.
- Fix use of __attribute__ ((deprecated)) to work on non-GCC (#106548).

Commercial support contracts for Libtasn1 are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  Simon Josefsson Datakonsult, a Stockholm
based privately held company, is currently funding Libtasn1 maintenance.
We are always looking for interesting development projects.  See for more details.

If you need help to use Libtasn1, or want to help others, you are
invited to join our help-gnutls mailing list, see:


Here are the compressed sources (1.6MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures using key 0xB565716F:

The software is cryptographically signed by the author using an
OpenPGP key identified by the following information:

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2009-04-21]
      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson <simon at>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <jas at>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2009-04-21]

The key is available from:

Here are the SHA-1 and SHA-224 checksums:

2d7bfe0d84f38a5450d8bab511eb1ec4036f18ec  libtasn1-1.7.tar.gz

ce004d130068664ec2b11dc291bec05b2ef98afc2d44257f7b6b7225  libtasn1-1.7.tar.gz

Happy hacking,
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