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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: openssl096-0.9.6i-1
- From: Corinna Vinschen <vinschen at redhat dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 14:14:46 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: openssl096-0.9.6i-1
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
This package contains the runtime libraries of OpenSSL version 0.9.6i
which are needed to run applications still linked against 0.9.6
In contrast to my first announcement I decided to release new 0.9.6
versions nevertheless as long as still packages are using this version.
However, I encourage everyone to update their packages (whether they
are part of the Cygwin distro or not) to use openssl-0.9.7.
This is a bugfix and security update.
The Cygwin version matches the official source tree.
The official release announcement text as of today follows:
OpenSSL version 0.9.7a and 0.9.6i released
OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS
The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of
version 0.9.7a of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new
OpenSSL version is a security and bugfix release and incorporates
at least 11 changes and bugfixes to the toolkit (for a complete list
We also release 0.9.6i, which contains the same security bugfix as
0.9.7a and a few more small bugfixes compared to 0.9.6h.
The most significant changes are:
o Security: Important security related bugfixes. [0.9.7a and 0.9.6i]
o Enhanced compatibility with MIT Kerberos. [0.9.7a]
o Can be built without the ENGINE framework. [0.9.7a]
o IA32 assembler enhancements. [0.9.7a]
o Support for new platforms: FreeBSD/IA64 and FreeBSD/Sparc64. [0.9.7a]
o Configuration: the no-err option now works properly. [0.9.7a]
o SSL/TLS: now handles manual certificate chain building. [0.9.7a]
o SSL/TLS: certain session ID malfunctions corrected. [0.9.7a]
We consider OpenSSL 0.9.7a to be the best version of OpenSSL available
and we strongly recommend that users of older versions upgrade as
soon as possible. OpenSSL 0.9.7a is available for download via HTTP
and FTP from the following master locations (you can find the various
FTP mirrors under http://www.openssl.org/source/mirror.html):
For those who want or have to stay with the 0.9.6 series of OpenSSL,
we strongly recommend that you upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.6i as soon as
possible. It's available in the same location as 0.9.7a.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Net"
("Devel" for the openssl-devel package) and then click on the appropriate
field until the above announced version number appears if it is not
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin at cygwin dot com . I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.
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