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Libksba 1.0.3 released

We are pleased to announce version 1.0.3 of Libksba.

Libksba is an X.509 and CMS (PKCS#7) library. It is for example
required to build the S/MIME part of GnuPG-2 (gpgsm). The only build
requirement for Libksba itself is the libgpg-error package. There are
no other dependencies; actual cryptographic operations need to be done
by the user. Libksba is distributed under the GPLv3+. There are no
user tools accompanying this software, thus it is mostly relevant to

This is a bug fix release.

You may download the library and its OpenPGP signature from: (513k)

As an alternative you may use a patch file to upgrade the previous
version of the library: (13k)

or from any mirror of that server (

SHA-1 checksums are:

7a4b3a8340087ed360269b567881ebfb9b67441b libksba-1.0.3.tar.bz2
ecbeb0f381db55f387753f5c873e20be59c9b65f libksba-1.0.2-1.0.3.diff.bz2

Noteworthy changes in version 1.0.3 (2008-02-12)

* Minor bug fixes.

* Include the used hash algorithm in sig-val structures.

* Fix for unknown tags in issuerAltName and subjectAltName.

Commercial support contracts for Libksba are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. g10 Code, a Duesseldorf based company
owned and headed by Libksba's principal author, is currently funding
its development. We are always looking for interesting development
projects. See also .

Happy hacking,


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