Updated: {nettle/libnettle4/libhogweed2/libnettle-devel}-2.6-1: A cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in more or less any context

Dr. Volker Zell dr.volker.zell@oracle.com
Thu Apr 25 15:10:00 GMT 2013


New versions of 'nettle/libnettle4/libhogweed2/libnettle-devel' have been uploaded to a server near you.

 o Update to latest upstream release
 o Build for cygwin 1.7.18 with gcc-4.5.3
 o Changed library naming

nettle NEWS:
	Bug fixes:

	* Fixed a bug in ctr_crypt. For zero length (which should be a
	  NOP), it sometimes incremented the counter. Reported by Tim

	* Fixed a small memory leak in nettle_realloc and

	New features:

	* Support for PKCS #5 PBKDF2. Contributed by Simon Josefsson.
          Specification in RFC 2898 and test vectors in RFC 6070.

	* Support for GOST R 34.11-94 hash algorithm. Ported from librhash 
	  by Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos. Written by Aleksey Kravchenko.
	  More information in RFC4357. Test vectors taken from the GOST
	  hash wikipedia page.

	* Support for SHA3.

	* The include file <nettle/sha.h> has been split into
          <nettle/sha1.h> and <nettle/sha2.h>. For now, sha.h is kept
          for backwards compatibility and it simply includes both
          files, but applications are encouraged to use the new names.
          The new SHA3 functions are declared in <nettle/sha3.h>.

	* Testsuite can be run under valgrind, using

	  make check EMULATOR='$(VALGRIND)'

	  For this to work, test programs and other executables now
	  deallocate storage.
	* New configure options --disable-documentation and
          --disable-static. Contributed by Sam Thursfield and Alon
	  Bar-Lev, respectively.
	* The section on hash functions in the manual is split into
          separate nodes for recommended hash functions and legacy
          hash functions.

	* Various smaller improvements, most of them portability
          fixes. Credits go to David Woodhouse, Tim Rühsen, Martin
          Storsjö, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, Fredrik Thulin and Dennis

	Finally, a note on the naming of the various "SHA" hash
	functions. Naming is a bit inconsistent; we have, e.g.,

	  SHA1: sha1_digest
	  SHA2: sha256_digest   (not sha2_256_digest)
	  SHA3: sha3_256_digest

	Renaming the SHA2 functions to make Nettle's naming more
	consistent has been considered, but the current naming follows
	common usage. Most documents (including the specification for
	SHA2) refer to 256-bit SHA2 as "SHA-256" or "SHA256" rather
	than "SHA2-256".

	The libraries are intended to be binary compatible with
	nettle-2.2 and later. The shared library names are
	libnettle.so.4.5 and libhogweed.so.2.3, with sonames still
	libnettle.so.4 and libhogweed.so.2


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