[Help-gnutls] GnuTLS 1.6.2

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Wed Apr 18 15:19:30 CEST 2007

I am happy to announce GnuTLS 1.6.2!

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 1.6.2 (released 2007-04-18)

** Fix X.509 signing with RSA-PKCS#1 to set a NULL parameters fields.
Before, we remove the parameters field, which resulted in a slightly
different DER encoding which in turn caused signature verification
failures of GnuTLS-generated RSA certificates in some other
implementations (e.g., GnuPG 2.x's gpgsm).  Depending on which RFCs
you read, this may or may not be correct, but our new behaviour appear
to be consistent with other widely used implementations.

** Regenerate the PKIX ASN.1 syntax tree.
For some reason, after changing the ASN.1 type of ldap-UID in the last
release, the generated C file built from the ASN.1 schema was not
refreshed.  This can cause problems when reading/writing UID
components inside X.500 Distinguished Names.  Reported by devel
<dev001 at pas-world.com>.

** Updated translations.

** 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 (4.2MB):

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-1.6.2.exe (23MB)

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

pub   1280R/B565716F 2002-05-05 [expires: 2008-06-30]
      Key fingerprint = 0424 D4EE 81A0 E3D1 19C6  F835 EDA2 1E94 B565 716F
uid                  Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org>
uid                  Simon Josefsson <jas at extundo.com>
sub   1280R/4D5D40AE 2002-05-05 [expires: 2008-06-30]
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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