[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: openssl-0.9.8b-1, openssl-devel-0.9.8b-1, openssl097-0.9.7j-1
Mon Jun 12 12:28:00 GMT 2006
I've updated the version of OpenSSL to 0.9.8b-1. This also includes the
openssl-devel package. The compatibility package openssl097 has been
updated to 0.9.7j-1.
This is a upstream bugfix release. The Cygwin release is built from
the vanilla version.
Official release message:
OpenSSL version 0.9.8b and 0.9.7j released
OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS
The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of
version 0.9.8b of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new
OpenSSL version is a bugfix release and incorporates
changes and bugfixes to the toolkit. For a complete list of
changes, please see http://www.openssl.org/source/exp/CHANGES.
We also release 0.9.7j, which contains several FIPS updates and bugfixes
compared to 0.9.7i. It is the first full release of OpenSSL that can link
against a validated FIPS module.
These updates contain several bugfixes to resolve compilation issues under
Win32 and errors in CA creation via the CA.pl script.
We consider OpenSSL 0.9.8b to be the best version of OpenSSL
available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions
upgrade as soon as possible. OpenSSL 0.9.8b is available for
download via HTTP and FTP from the following master locations (you
can find the various FTP mirrors under
For those who want or have to stay with the 0.9.7 series of
OpenSSL, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.7j
as soon as possible. It's available in the same location as
The distribution file names are:
MD5 checksum: 12cedbeb6813a0d7919dbf1f82134b86
SHA1 checksum: 99565db630a044fa484d4f91006a31908f262246
MD5 checksum: 79dd939266b069e7aca587e6ab16a055
SHA1 checksum: 5277fa5a18d52fb0960e279fdbe198823f65da0b
The checksums were calculated using the following commands:
openssl md5 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz
openssl sha1 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz
The OpenSSL Project Team...
Mark J. Cox Nils Larsch Ulf M\366ller
Ralf S. Engelschall Ben Laurie Andy Polyakov
Dr. Stephen Henson Richard Levitte Geoff Thorpe
Lutz J\344nicke Bodo M\366ller
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. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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