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Announcement: OpenSSL version 0.9.8e and 0.9.7m released

OpenSSL - The Open Source toolkit for SSL/TLS

The OpenSSL project team is pleased to announce the release of version 0.9.8e of our open source toolkit for SSL/TLS. This new OpenSSL version is a security and bugfix release and incorporates changes and bugfixes to the toolkit. For a complete list of changes, please see

The 0.9.8e release includes RFC3779 support and several cipher selection bugfixes.

We also release 0.9.7m, which is the first full release of OpenSSL which can be linked against the validated FIPS 1.1.1 module.

We consider OpenSSL 0.9.8e to be the best version of OpenSSL available and we strongly recommend that users of older versions upgrade as soon as possible. OpenSSL 0.9.8e is available for download via HTTP and FTP from the following master locations (you can find the various FTP mirrors under

For those who want or have to stay with the 0.9.7 series of OpenSSL, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to OpenSSL 0.9.7m as soon as possible. It's available in the same location as 0.9.8e.

The distribution file name is:

  • openssl-0.9.8e.tar.gz
    MD5 checksum: 3a7ff24f6ea5cd711984722ad654b927 SHA1 checksum: b429872d2a287714ab37e42296e6a5fbe23d32ff
  • openssl-0.9.7m.tar.gz
    MD5 checksum: 74a4d1b87e1e6e1ec95dbe58cb4c5b9a SHA1 checksum: 546f6bcebdf72a633bad087469d3741a42f7b383

The checksums were calculated using the following commands:

    openssl md5 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz
    openssl sha1 openssl-0.9.*.tar.gz

The OpenSSL Project Team...

    Mark J. Cox             Nils Larsch         Ulf Möller
    Ralf S. Engelschall     Ben Laurie          Andy Polyakov
    Dr. Stephen Henson      Richard Levitte     Geoff Thorpe
    Lutz Jänicke            Bodo Möller