Hello! 20 years after the first version we are pleased to announce the availability of a new GnuPG release: version 2.2.4. This is a maintenance release; see below for a list of fixed bugs.
About GnuPG =========== The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard which is commonly abbreviated as PGP. GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for public key directories. GnuPG itself is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries making use of GnuPG are available. As an Universal Crypto Engine GnuPG provides support for S/MIME and Secure Shell in addition to OpenPGP. GnuPG is Free Software (meaning that it respects your freedom). It can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Noteworthy changes in version 2.2.4 =================================== * gpg: Change default preferences to prefer SHA512. * gpg: Print a warning when more than 150 MiB are encrypted using a cipher with 64 bit block size. * gpg: Print a warning if the MDC feature has not been used for a message. * gpg: Fix regular expression of domain addresses in trust signatures. [#2923] * agent: New option --auto-expand-secmem to help with high numbers of concurrent connections. Requires libgcrypt 1.8.2 for having an effect. [#3530] * dirmngr: Cache responses of WKD queries. * gpgconf: Add option --status-fd. * wks: Add commands --check and --remove-key to gpg-wks-server. * Increase the backlog parameter of the daemons to 64 and add option --listen-backlog. * New configure option --enable-run-gnupg-user-socket to first try a socket directory which is not removed by systemd at session end. Getting the Software ==================== Please follow the instructions found at <https://gnupg.org/download/> or read on: GnuPG 2.2.4 may be downloaded from one of the GnuPG mirror sites or direct from its primary FTP server. The list of mirrors can be found at <https://gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html>. Note that GnuPG is not available at ftp.gnu.org. The GnuPG source code compressed using BZIP2 and its OpenPGP signature are available here: https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2 (6417k) https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2.sig An installer for Windows without any graphical frontend except for a very minimal Pinentry tool is available here: https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/binary/gnupg-w32-2.2.4_20171220.exe (3817k) https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/binary/gnupg-w32-2.2.5_20171220.exe.sig The source used to build the Windows installer can be found in the same directory with a ".tar.xz" suffix. A new Gpg4win 3.0 installer featuring this version of GnuPG will be available soon. Checking the Integrity ====================== In order to check that the version of GnuPG which you are going to install is an original and unmodified one, you can do it in one of the following ways: * If you already have a version of GnuPG installed, you can simply verify the supplied signature. For example to verify the signature of the file gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2 you would use this command: gpg --verify gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2.sig gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2 This checks whether the signature file matches the source file. You should see a message indicating that the signature is good and made by one or more of the release signing keys. Make sure that this is a valid key, either by matching the shown fingerprint against a trustworthy list of valid release signing keys or by checking that the key has been signed by trustworthy other keys. See the end of this mail for information on the signing keys. * If you are not able to use an existing version of GnuPG, you have to verify the SHA-1 checksum. On Unix systems the command to do this is either "sha1sum" or "shasum". Assuming you downloaded the file gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2, you run the command like this: sha1sum gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2 and check that the output matches the next line: 732266e8888c6f41c084d043c7a0058332ff3580 gnupg-2.2.4.tar.bz2 d06a1413fd901c51eba14164ddb28d99ab9f84df gnupg-w32-2.2.4_20171220.exe 60d0e804075e05c8268b75d4cda1ec4277691385 gnupg-w32-2.2.4_20171220.tar.xz Internationalization ==================== This version of GnuPG has support for 26 languages with Chinese, Czech, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, and Ukrainian being almost completely translated. Documentation and Support ========================= If you used GnuPG in the past you should read the description of changes and new features at doc/whats-new-in-2.1.txt or online at https://gnupg.org/faq/whats-new-in-2.1.html The file gnupg.info has the complete reference manual of the system. Separate man pages are included as well but they miss some of the details availabale only in thee manual. The manual is also available online at https://gnupg.org/documentation/manuals/gnupg/ or can be downloaded as PDF at https://gnupg.org/documentation/manuals/gnupg.pdf . The chapters on gpg-agent, gpg and gpgsm include information on how to set up the whole thing. You may also want to search the GnuPG mailing list archives or ask on the gnupg-users mailing list for advise on how to solve problems. Most of the new features are around for several years and thus enough public experience is available. Please consult the archive of the gnupg-users mailing list before reporting a bug: <https://gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html>. We suggest to send bug reports for a new release to this list in favor of filing a bug at <https://bugs.gnupg.org>. If you need commercial support check out <https://gnupg.org/service.html>. If you are a developer and you need a certain feature for your project, please do not hesitate to bring it to the gnupg-devel mailing list for discussion. Thanks ====== Maintenance and development of GnuPG is mostly financed by donations. The GnuPG project currently employs one full-time developer and one contractor. Both work exclusively on GnuPG and closely related software like Libgcrypt, GPGME, and GPA. We are planning to extend our team again and to help developers to improve integration of crypto in their applications. We have to thank all the people who helped the GnuPG project, be it testing, coding, translating, suggesting, auditing, administering the servers, spreading the word, and answering questions on the mailing lists. Many thanks to our numerous financial supporters, both corporate and individuals. Without you it would not be possible to keep GnuPG in a good shape and address all the small and larger requests made by our users. Thanks. Happy hacking, Your GnuPG hackers p.s. This is an announcement only mailing list. Please send replies only to the gnupg-users'at'gnupg.org mailing list. p.p.s List of Release Signing Keys: To guarantee that a downloaded GnuPG version has not been tampered by malicious entities we provide signature files for all tarballs and binary versions. The keys are also signed by the long term keys of their respective owners. Current releases are signed by one or more of these four keys: rsa2048 2011-01-12 [expires: 2019-12-31] Key fingerprint = D869 2123 C406 5DEA 5E0F 3AB5 249B 39D2 4F25 E3B6 Werner Koch (dist sig) rsa2048 2014-10-29 [expires: 2019-12-31] Key fingerprint = 46CC 7308 65BB 5C78 EBAB ADCF 0437 6F3E E085 6959 David Shaw (GnuPG Release Signing Key) <dshaw 'at' jabberwocky.com> rsa2048 2014-10-29 [expires: 2020-10-30] Key fingerprint = 031E C253 6E58 0D8E A286 A9F2 2071 B08A 33BD 3F06 NIIBE Yutaka (GnuPG Release Key) <gniibe 'at' fsij.org> rsa3072 2017-03-17 [expires: 2027-03-15] Key fingerprint = 5B80 C575 4298 F0CB 55D8 ED6A BCEF 7E29 4B09 2E28 Andre Heinecke (Release Signing Key) The keys are available at <https://gnupg.org/signature_key.html> and in any recently released GnuPG tarball in the file g10/distsigkey.gpg . Note that this mail has been signed by a different key. -- Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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