[gnutls-devel] gnutls 3.6.12

Development of GNU's TLS library gnutls-devel at lists.gnutls.org
Sat Feb 1 23:36:18 CET 2020

 I've just released gnutls 3.6.11. This is a bug fix release on the
stable 3.6.x branch.

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed in this release:
Dmitry Baryshkov, Tim Rühsen, Daiki Ueno, Dimitri John Ledkov,
Andreas Metzler, Bjoern Jacke, Edward Stangler, Fiona Klute, Lili Quan,
Ludovic Courtès, and Vitezslav Cizek.

The detailed list of changes follows; they can be seen in more detail
in our milestone tracker:


* Version 3.6.12 (released 2020-02-01)

** libgnutls: Introduced TLS session flag (gnutls_session_get_flags())
   to identify sessions that client request OCSP status request (#829).

** libgnutls: Added support for X448 key exchange (RFC 7748) and Ed448
   signature algorithm (RFC 8032) under TLS (#86).

** libgnutls: Added the default-priority-string option to system configuration;
   it allows overriding the compiled-in default-priority-string.

** libgnutls: Added support for GOST CNT_IMIT ciphersuite (as defined by
   By default this ciphersuite is disabled. It can be enabled by adding
   +GOST to priority string. In the future this priority string may enable
   other GOST ciphersuites as well.  Note, that server will fail to negotiate
   GOST ciphersuites if TLS 1.3 is enabled both on a server and a client. It
   is recommended for now to disable TLS 1.3 in setups where GOST ciphersuites
   are enabled on GnuTLS-based servers.

** libgnutls: added priority shortcuts for different GOST categories like

** libgnutls: Reject certificates with invalid time fields. That is we reject
   certificates with invalid characters in Time fields, or invalid time formatting
   To continue accepting the invalid form compile with --disable-strict-der-time
   (#207, #870).

** libgnutls: Reject certificates which contain duplicate extensions. We were
   previously printing warnings when printing such a certificate, but that is
   not always sufficient to flag such certificates as invalid. Instead we now
   refuse to import them (#887).

** libgnutls: If a CA is found in the trusted list, check in addition to
   time validity, whether the algorithms comply to the expected level prior
   to accepting it. This addresses the problem of accepting CAs which would
   have been marked as insecure otherwise (#877).

** libgnutls: The min-verification-profile from system configuration applies
   for all certificate verifications, not only under TLS. The configuration can
   be overriden using the GNUTLS_SYSTEM_PRIORITY_FILE environment variable.

** libgnutls: The stapled OCSP certificate verification adheres to the convention
   used throughout the library of setting the 'GNUTLS_CERT_INVALID' flag.

** libgnutls: On client side only send OCSP staples if they have been requested
   by the server, and on server side always advertise that we support OCSP stapling

** libgnutls: Introduced the gnutls_ocsp_req_const_t which is compatible
   with gnutls_ocsp_req_t but const.

** certtool: Added the --verify-profile option to set a certificate
   verification profile. Use '--verify-profile low' for certificate verification
   to apply the 'NORMAL' verification profile.

** certtool: The add_extension template option is considered even when generating
   a certificate from a certificate request.

** API and ABI modifications:
gnutls_ocsp_req_const_t: Added

Getting the Software

GnuTLS may be downloaded directly from <
A list of GnuTLS mirrors can be found at <

Here are the XZ compressed sources:


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