[botan-devel] 1.10.6 and 1.11.5 released

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Sun Nov 10 13:02:21 EST 2013


Botan 1.10.6 and 1.11.5 have been released. The major change in 1.10.6 is a fix
to the random device reader. In 1.10.2 and later, a partially successful read
from the blocking device (as occurs when the kernel entropy pool is depleted)
would cause the reader to exit rather than read from the non-blocking pool. The
RNG would then try other slower and less reliable means of gathering seed
material. A bug preventing encoding of EC groups was also fixed.

In 1.11.5 there is a major change for all cipher modes - instead of a filter
interface they have an interface previously provided only by AEAD modes which
allows inplace operations (ie, packet processing without copying data). An
adaptor filter allows existing uses of eg get_cipher to continue working as
usual. Also in 1.11.5, CCM mode (including TLS-CCM) was added, and OCB now
supports short tags.

The full notes are at

and download links are at

Thanks to the numerous people who helped with this release including
Rickard Bellgrim, Jeffrey Walton, and Francis Dupont.


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