OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta 4 released

The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and open source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library.

Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.8k and OpenSSL 1.0:

  • RFC3280 path validation: sufficient to process PKITS tests.
  • Integrated support for PVK files and keyblobs.
  • Change default private key format to PKCS#8.
  • CMS support: able to process all examples in RFC4134
  • Streaming ASN1 encode support for PKCS#7 and CMS.
  • Multiple signer and signer add support for PKCS#7 and CMS.
  • ASN1 printing support.
  • Whirlpool hash algorithm added.
  • RFC3161 time stamp support.
  • New generalised public key API supporting ENGINE based algorithms.
  • New generalised public key API utilities.
  • New ENGINE supporting GOST algorithms.
  • SSL/TLS GOST ciphersuite support.
  • PKCS#7 and CMS GOST support.
  • RFC4279 PSK ciphersuite support.
  • Supported points format extension for ECC ciphersuites.
  • ecdsa-with-SHA224/256/384/512 signature types.
  • dsa-with-SHA224 and dsa-with-SHA256 signature types.
  • Opaque PRF Input TLS extension support.
  • Updated time routines to avoid OS limitations.

OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta 4 is available here.

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