[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: openssl-0.9.8m, openssl-devel-0.9.8m

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Feb 25 21:22:00 GMT 2010

I've updated the version of OpenSSL to 0.9.8m-1.  This also includes the
openssl-devel packages.

This is an upstream security and bugfix release.  The Cygwin release is
build from the vanilla sources, no additional patches.

Official release message:
   OpenSSL version 0.9.8m released

   OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS

   The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of
   version 0.9.8m of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new
   OpenSSL version is a security and bugfix release which implements
   RFC5746 to address renegotiation vulnerabilities mentioned in
   CVE-2009-3555.  For a complete list of changes,
   please see http://www.openssl.org/source/exp/CHANGES.

   We consider OpenSSL 0.9.8m to be the best version of OpenSSL
   available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions
   upgrade as soon as possible. OpenSSL 0.9.8m 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/
     * ftp://ftp.openssl.org/source/

   The distribution file names are:

    o openssl-0.9.8m.tar.gz
      Size: 3767604
      MD5 checksum: 898bf125370926d5f692a2201124f8ec
      SHA1 checksum: 2511c709a47f34d5fa6cd1a1c9cb1699bdffa912

   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 Möller
    Ralf S. Engelschall     Ben Laurie          Andy Polyakov
    Dr. Stephen Henson      Richard Levitte     Geoff Thorpe
    Lutz Jänicke            Bodo Möller

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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