[gnutls-help] gnutls 3.5.3

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Tue Aug 9 07:40:20 CEST 2016

 I've just released gnutls 3.5.3. This is a minor enhancements and
bugfix release for the 3.5.x branch.

* Version 3.5.3 (released 2016-08-09)

** libgnutls: Added support for TCP fast open (RFC7413), allowing
   to reduce by one round-trip the handshake process. Based on proposal
   and patch by Tim Ruehsen.

** libgnutls: Adopted a simpler with less memory requirements DTLS
   sliding window implementation. Based on Fridolin Pokorny's
   implementation for AF_KTLS.

** libgnutls: Use getrandom where available via the syscall interface.
   This works around an issue of not-using getrandom even if it exists
   since glibc doesn't declare such function.

** libgnutls: Fixed DNS name constraints checking in the case of empty
   intersection of domain names in the chain. Report and fix by Martin

** libgnutls: Fixed name constraints checking in the case of chains
   where the higher level certificates contained different types of
   constraints than the ones present in the lower intermediate CAs.
   Report and fix by Martin Ukrop.

** libgnutls: Dropped support for the EGD random generator.

** libgnutls: Allow the decoding of raw elements (starting with #)
   in RFC4514 DN string decoding.

** libgnutls: Fixes in gnutls_x509_crt_list_import2, which was
   ignoring flags if all certificates in the list fit within the
   initially allocated memory. Patch by Tim Kosse.

** libgnutls: Corrected issue which made
   gnutls_certificate_get_x509_crt() to return invalid pointers when
   returned more than a single certificate. Report and fix by Stefan

** libgnutls: Fix gnutls_pkcs12_simple_parse to always extract the
   complete chain, even when the extra_certs was non-null. Report and
   fix by Stefan Sørensen.

** certtool: Added the "add_extension" and "add_critical_extension"
   template options. This allows specifying arbitrary extensions into
   certificates and certificate requests.

** gnutls-cli: Added the --fastopen option.

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_x509_crq_set_extension_by_oid: Added
gnutls_x509_dn_set_str: Added
gnutls_transport_set_fastopen: Added

Getting the Software

GnuTLS may be downloaded directly from
<ftp://ftp.gnutls.org/gcrypt/gnutls/>.  A list of GnuTLS mirrors can be
found at <http://www.gnutls.org/download.html>.

Here are the XZ compressed sources:


Here are OpenPGP detached signatures signed using key 0x96865171:


Note that it has been signed with my openpgp key:
pub   3104R/96865171 2008-05-04 [expires: 2028-04-29]
uid                  Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav <at> gnutls.org>
uid                  Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <n.mavrogiannopoulos <at>
sub   2048R/9013B842 2008-05-04 [expires: 2018-05-02]
sub   2048R/1404A91D 2008-05-04 [expires: 2018-05-02]


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