This file gives a brief overview of the major changes between each OpenSSL
release. For more details please read the CHANGES file.
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.6c and OpenSSL 0.9.6d:
o Various SSL/TLS library bugfixes.
o Fix DH parameter generation for 'non-standard' generators.
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.6b and OpenSSL 0.9.6c:
o Various SSL/TLS library bugfixes.
o BIGNUM library fixes.
o RSA OAEP and random number generation fixes.
o Object identifiers corrected and added.
o Add assembler BN routines for IA64.
o Add support for OS/390 Unix, UnixWare with gcc, OpenUNIX 8,
MIPS Linux; shared library support for Irix, HP-UX.
o Add crypto accelerator support for AEP, Baltimore SureWare,
Broadcom and Cryptographic Appliance's keyserver
[in 0.9.6c-engine release].
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.6a and OpenSSL 0.9.6b:
o Security fix: PRNG improvements.
o Security fix: RSA OAEP check.
o Security fix: Reinsert and fix countermeasure to Bleichbacher's
o MIPS bug fix in BIGNUM.
o Bug fix in "openssl enc".
o Bug fix in X.509 printing routine.
o Bug fix in DSA verification routine and DSA S/MIME verification.
o Bug fix to make PRNG thread-safe.
o Bug fix in RAND_file_name().
o Bug fix in compatibility mode trust settings.
o Bug fix in blowfish EVP.
o Increase default size for BIO buffering filter.
o Compatibility fixes in some scripts.
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.6 and OpenSSL 0.9.6a:
o Security fix: change behavior of OpenSSL to avoid using
environment variables when running as root.
o Security fix: check the result of RSA-CRT to reduce the
possibility of deducing the private key from an incorrectly
o Security fix: prevent Bleichenbacher's DSA attack.
o Security fix: Zero the premaster secret after deriving the
master secret in DH ciphersuites.
o Reimplement SSL_peek(), which had various problems.
o Compatibility fix: the function des_encrypt() renamed to
des_encrypt1() to avoid clashes with some Unixen libc.
o Bug fixes for Win32, HP/UX and Irix.
o Bug fixes in BIGNUM, SSL, PKCS#7, PKCS#12, X.509, CONF and
memory checking routines.
o Bug fixes for RSA operations in threaded environments.
o Bug fixes in misc. openssl applications.
o Remove a few potential memory leaks.
o Add tighter checks of BIGNUM routines.
o Shared library support has been reworked for generality.
o More documentation.
o New function BN_rand_range().
o Add "-rand" option to openssl s_client and s_server.
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.5a and OpenSSL 0.9.6:
o Some documentation for BIO and SSL libraries.
o Enhanced chain verification using key identifiers.
o New sign and verify options to 'dgst' application.
o Support for DER and PEM encoded messages in 'smime' application.
o New 'rsautl' application, low level RSA utility.
o MD4 now included.
o Bugfix for SSL rollback padding check.
o Support for external crypto devices .
o Enhanced EVP interface.
 The support for external crypto devices is currently a separate
distribution. See the file README.ENGINE.
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.5 and OpenSSL 0.9.5a:
o Bug fixes for Win32, SuSE Linux, NeXTSTEP and FreeBSD 2.2.8
o Shared library support for HPUX and Solaris-gcc
o Support of Linux/IA64
o Assembler support for Mingw32
o New 'rand' application
o New way to check for existence of algorithms from scripts
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.4 and OpenSSL 0.9.5:
o S/MIME support in new 'smime' command
o Documentation for the OpenSSL command line application
o Automation of 'req' application
o Fixes to make s_client, s_server work under Windows
o Support for multiple fieldnames in SPKACs
o New SPKAC command line utilty and associated library functions
o Options to allow passwords to be obtained from various sources
o New public key PEM format and options to handle it
o Many other fixes and enhancements to command line utilities
o Usable certificate chain verification
o Certificate purpose checking
o Certificate trust settings
o Support of authority information access extension
o Extensions in certificate requests
o Simplified X509 name and attribute routines
o Initial (incomplete) support for international character sets
o New DH_METHOD, DSA_METHOD and enhanced RSA_METHOD
o Read only memory BIOs and simplified creation function
o TLS/SSL protocol bugfixes: Accept TLS 'client hello' in SSL 3.0
record; allow fragmentation and interleaving of handshake and other
o TLS/SSL code now "tolerates" MS SGC
o Work around for Netscape client certificate hang bug
o RSA_NULL option that removes RSA patent code but keeps other
o Memory leak detection now allows applications to add extra information
via a per-thread stack
o PRNG robustness improved
o EGD support
o BIGNUM library bug fixes
o Faster DSA parameter generation
o Enhanced support for Alpha Linux
o Experimental MacOS support
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.3 and OpenSSL 0.9.4:
o Transparent support for PKCS#8 format private keys: these are used
by several software packages and are more secure than the standard
o PKCS#5 v2.0 implementation
o Password callbacks have a new void * argument for application data
o Avoid various memory leaks
o New pipe-like BIO that allows using the SSL library when actual I/O
must be handled by the application (BIO pair)
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.2b and OpenSSL 0.9.3:
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 SETs
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
Major changes between OpenSSL 0.9.1c and OpenSSL 0.9.2b:
o Fixed a security hole related to session resumption
o Fixed RSA encryption routines for the p < q case
o "ALL" in cipher lists now means "everything except NULL ciphers"
o Support for Triple-DES CBCM cipher
o Support of Optimal Asymmetric Encryption Padding (OAEP) for RSA
o First support for new TLSv1 ciphers
o Added a few new BIOs (syslog BIO, reliable BIO)
o Extended support for DSA certificate/keys.
o Extended support for Certificate Signing Requests (CSR)
o Initial support for X.509v3 extensions
o Extended support for compression inside the SSL record layer
o Overhauled Win32 builds
o Cleanups and fixes to the Big Number (BN) library
o Support for ASN.1 GeneralizedTime
o Splitted ASN.1 SETs from SEQUENCEs
o ASN1 and PEM support for Netscape Certificate Sequences
o Overhauled Perl interface
o Lots of source tree cleanups.
o Lots of memory leak fixes.
o Lots of bug fixes.
Major changes between SSLeay 0.9.0b and OpenSSL 0.9.1c:
o Integration of the popular NO_RSA/NO_DSA patches
o Initial support for compression inside the SSL record layer
o Added BIO proxy and filtering functionality
o Extended Big Number (BN) library
o Added RIPE MD160 message digest
o Addeed support for RC2/64bit cipher
o Extended ASN.1 parser routines
o Adjustations of the source tree for CVS
o Support for various new platforms