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gnutls 2.11.0 released

From: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Subject: gnutls 2.11.0 released
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 19:47:13 +0200
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The GnuTLS 2.11.x branch is NOT what you want for your stable system.
It is intended for developers and experienced users.

This is major update release that includes features such as PKCS #11
support for cryptographic objects, support for local system thread
locks, new message buffering layer, support for nettle library and more.

I've uploaded it to the main The will
follow soon.

Here are the compressed sources:

Here is the OpenPGP signature:


* Version 2.11.0 (released 2010-07-22)

** libgnutls: support scattered write using writev(). This takes
advantage of the new buffering layer and allows queuing of packets
and flushing them. This is currently used for handshake messages

** libgnutls: Added gnutls_global_set_mutex() to allow setting
alternative locking procedures. By default the system available
locking is used. In *NIX pthreads are used and in windows the
critical section API. This follows a different approach than the
previous versions that depended on libgcrypt initialization. The
locks are now set by default in systems that support it.

** libgnutls: Added support for reading DN from EV-certificates.
New DN values:

** libgnutls: Added support for DSA signing/verifying with bit
length over 1024.

** libgnutls-extra: When in FIPS mode gnutls_global_init_extra()
has to be called to register any required md5 handlers.

** libgnutls: Internal buffering code was replaced by simpler
code contributed by Jonathan Bastien-Filiatrault.

** libgnutls: Internal API for extensions augmented to allow
safe storing and loading of data on resumption. This allows writing
self-contained extensions (when possible). As a side effect
the OPRFI extension was removed.

** libgnutls: Added support for DSA-SHA256 and DSA-SHA224

** libgnutls: Added PKCS #11 support and an API to access objects in
gnutls/pkcs11.h. Currently certificates and public keys can be
imported from tokens, and operations can be performed on private keys.

** libgnutls: Added abstract gnutls_privkey_t and gnutls_pubkey_t

** libgnutls: Added initial support for the nettle library. It uses
the system's random generator for seeding. That is /dev/urandom in
Linux, system calls in Win32 and EGD on other systems.

** libgnutls: Corrected issue on the %SSL3_RECORD_VERSION priority
string. It now works even when resuming a session.

** libgnutls: Added gnutls_certificate_set_retrieve_function() to
replace the similar gnutls_certificate_set_server_retrieve_function()
and gnutls_certificate_set_client_retrieve_function(). In addition it
support PKCS #11 private keys.

** libgnutls: Added  gnutls_pkcs11_copy_x509_crt(),
gnutls_pkcs11_copy_x509_privkey(), and gnutls_pkcs11_delete_url() to
allow copying and deleting data in tokens.

** libgnutls: Added gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits() et al. to allow select
bit sizes for private keys using a human understandable scale.

** certtool: Added new options: --pkcs11-list-tokens, --pkcs11-list-all
--pkcs11-list-all-certs, --pkcs11-list-trusted, --pkcs11-list-certs,
--pkcs11-delete-url, --pkcs11-write

certtool: The --pkcs-cipher is taken into account when generating a
private key. The default cipher used now is aes-128. The old behavior
can be simulated by specifying "--pkcs-cipher 3des-pkcs12".

certtool: Added --certificate-pubkey to print the public key of the

** gnutls-cli/gnutls-serv: --x509cafile, --x509certfile and --x509keyfile
can now accept a PKCS #11 URL in addition to a file. This will allow for
example to use the Gnome-keyring trusted certificate list to verify
connections using a url such as:

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_certificate_set_server_retrieve_function: DEPRECATED
gnutls_certificate_set_client_retrieve_function: DEPRECATED
gnutls_sign_callback_set: DEPRECATED
gnutls_global_set_mutex: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_preferred_hash_algorithm: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_get_preferred_hash_algorithm: ADDED
gnutls_x509_privkey_export_rsa_raw2: ADDED
gnutls_rnd: ADDED
gnutls_sec_param_to_pk_bits: ADDED
gnutls_pk_bits_to_sec_param: ADDED
gnutls_sec_param_get_name: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_type_get_name: ADDED
gnutls_certificate_set_retrieve_function: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_init: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_deinit: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_set_pin_function: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_set_token_function: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_add_provider: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_init: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_import_url: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_export_url: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_deinit: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_export: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_list_import_url: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_export: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_import_pkcs11: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_get_type: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_list_import_pkcs11: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_import_pkcs11_url: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_obj_get_info: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_token_get_info: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_token_get_url: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_init: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_deinit: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_get_pk_algorithm: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_get_info: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_import_url: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_sign_data: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_sign_hash: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_decrypt_data: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_init: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_deinit: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_get_pk_algorithm: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_get_type: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_import_pkcs11: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_import_x509: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_import_openpgp: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_sign_data: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_sign_hash: ADDED
gnutls_privkey_decrypt_data: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_privkey_export_url: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crq_privkey_sign: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crl_privkey_sign: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_privkey_sign: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_init: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_deinit: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_pk_algorithm: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import_x509: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import_openpgp: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_pk_rsa_raw: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_pk_dsa_raw: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_export: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_key_id: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_key_usage: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_verify_hash: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_get_verify_algorithm: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_type_get_name: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import_pkcs11_url: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import_pkcs11: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import_dsa_raw: ADDED
gnutls_pubkey_import_rsa_raw: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crt_set_pubkey: ADDED
gnutls_x509_crq_set_pubkey: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_copy_x509_crt: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_copy_x509_privkey: ADDED
gnutls_pkcs11_delete_url: ADDED

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