[Help-gnutls] GnuTLS 1.6.1

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Thu Dec 28 10:59:27 CET 2006

I am happy to announce GnuTLS 1.6.1!

This is a bugfix-only release on the stable branch.  This version is
what we recommend for those who need a stable version of GnuTLS.

GnuTLS is a modern C library that implement the standard network
security protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), for use by network
applications.  GnuTLS is developed for GNU/Linux, but works on many
Unix-like systems and comes with a binary installer for Windows.

* Version 1.6.1 (released 2006-12-28)

** Fix the list of trusted CAs that server's send to clients.
Before, the list contained issuer DN's instead of subject DN's of the
trusted CAs.  Reported by Max Kellermann <max at duempel.org>.

** Fix gnutls_certificate_set_x509_crl to initialize the CRL before using it.
Reported by Max Kellermann <max at duempel.org>.

** Encode UID fields in DN's as DirectoryString.
Before GnuTLS encoded and parsed UID fields as IA5String.  This was
incorrect, it should have used DirectoryString.  Now it will use
DirectoryString for the UID field, but for backwards compatibility it
will also accept IA5String UID's.  Reported by Max Kellermann
<max at duempel.org>.

** Fix ./configure failure with non-GCC compilers.
This fixes the following error message:
configure: error: conditional "HAVE_LD_OUTPUT_DEF" was never defined.
Reported by "Michael C. Vergallen" <mvergall at telenet.be>.

** API and ABI modifications:
No changes since last version.

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

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

All manual formats are available from:

Direct link to the most popular formats:
  http://www.gnutls.org/manual/gnutls.html - HTML format
  http://www.gnutls.org/manual/gnutls.pdf  - PDF format
  http://www.gnutls.org/reference/ch01.html  - API Reference, GTK-DOC HTML

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

The project page of the library is available at:

Here are the compressed sources (4.1MB):

Here are GPG detached signatures signed using key 0xB565716F:

For more information about GnuTLS for Windows:

The Windows binary installer and PGP signature:
  http://josefsson.org/gnutls4win/gnutls-1.6.1.exe (14MB)

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

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2007-02-15]
uid                  Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2007-02-15]
sub   1024R/09CC4670 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/AABB1F7B 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]
sub   1024R/A14C401A 2006-03-18 [expires: 2007-04-22]

The key is available from:

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

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Nikos and Simon
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