Werner Koch | 29 Jun 12:18 2011

Libgcrypt 1.5.0 released


The GNU project is pleased to announce the availability of Libgcrypt
version 1.5.0.  This is the new stable version of Libgcrypt and upward
compatible with the 1.4 series.

The 1.4 series will enter end of life state on 2012-12-31.

Libgcrypt is a general purpose library of cryptographic building
blocks.  It is originally based on code used by GnuPG.  It does not
provide any implementation of OpenPGP or other protocols.  Thorough
understanding of applied cryptography is required to use Libgcrypt.

Noteworthy changes between version 1.4.6 and 1.5.0:

 * New function gcry_kdf_derive implementing OpenPGP S2K algorithms
   and PBKDF2.

 * Support for WindowsCE.

 * Support for ECDH.

 * Support for OAEP and PSS methods as described by RFC-3447.

 * Fixed PKCS v1.5 code to always return the leading zero.

 * New format specifiers "%M" and "%u" for gcry_sexp_build.

 * Support opaque MPIs with "%m" and "%M" in gcry_sexp_build.

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