Subject: [ANNOUNCE] OpenSSL 0.9.3 released (fwd)
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/25/1999 23:09:31
FYI, I shall be updating OpenSSL's pkg, and fixing the oddness with the
library linkage with rsaref in various dependencies, later this week.

There are no pressing security issues with the current OpenSSL package, so
you may upgrade it at your leisure once pkgsrc has been updated.

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Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 13:47:20 +0100
From: Ben Laurie <>
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     Coderpunks <>,
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Subject: [ANNOUNCE] OpenSSL 0.9.3 released

OpenSSL version 0.9.3 released

  OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS

  The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of version 
  0.9.3 of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS.  This new OpenSSL
  version incorporates over 90 changes and bugfixes to the toolkit (for
  a complete list see

  The most significant changes are:

    o Lots of enhancements and cleanups to the Configuration mechanism
    o RSA OEAP related fixes
    o Added `openssl ca -revoke' option for revoking a certificate
    o Source cleanups: const correctness, type-safe stacks and ASN.1
    o Source tree cleanups: removed lots of obsolete files
    o Thawte SXNet, certificate policies and CRL distribution points
    o Preliminary (experimental) S/MIME support
    o Support for ASN.1 UTF8String and VisibleString
    o Full integration of PKCS#12 code
    o Sparc assembler bignum implementation, optimized hash functions
    o Option to disable selected ciphers
    o VMS support

  We consider OpenSSL 0.9.3 to be the best version of OpenSSL available
  and we strongly recommend that users of older versions, especially of
  old SSLeay versions, upgrade as soon as possible.  OpenSSL 0.9.3 is
  available for download via HTTP and FTP from the following master
  locations (the various FTP mirrors you can find under



  The OpenSSL Project Team...  

    Mark J. Cox             Bodo Moeller    
    Ralf S. Engelschall     Ulf Moeller     
    Dr. Stephen Henson      Holger Reif     
    Ben Laurie              Paul C. Sutton


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