Hello! We are is pleased to announce the availability of a new GnuPG release: version 2.2.6. 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 2.2.6 =================================== * gpg,gpgsm: New option --request-origin to pretend requests coming from a browser or a remote site. * gpg: Fix race condition on trustdb.gpg updates due to too early released lock. [#3839] * gpg: Emit FAILURE status lines in almost all cases. [#3872] * gpg: Implement --dry-run for --passwd to make checking a key's passphrase straightforward. * gpg: Make sure to only accept a certification capable key for key signatures. [#3844] * gpg: Better user interaction in --card-edit for the factory-reset sub-command. * gpg: Improve changing key attributes in --card-edit by adding an explicit "key-attr" sub-command. [#3781] * gpg: Print the keygrips in the --card-status. * scd: Support KDF DO setup. [#3823] * scd: Fix some issues with PC/SC on Windows. [#3825] * scd: Fix suspend/resume handling in the CCID driver. * agent: Evict cached passphrases also via a timer. [#3829] * agent: Use separate passphrase caches depending on the request origin. [#3858] * ssh: Support signature flags. [#3880] * dirmngr: Handle failures related to missing IPv6 support gracefully. [#3331] * Fix corner cases related to specified home directory with drive letter on Windows. [#3720] * Allow the use of UNC directory names as homedir. [#3818] Getting the Software ==================== Please follow the instructions found at <https://gnupg.org/download/> or read on: GnuPG 2.2.6 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-2.2.6.tar.bz2 (6430k) https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-2.2.6.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-w32-2.2.6_20180409.exe (3819k) https://gnupg.org/ftp/gcrypt/binary/gnupg-w32-2.2.6_20180409.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 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-2.2.6.tar.bz2 you would use this command: gpg --verify gnupg-2.2.6.tar.bz2.sig gnupg-2.2.6.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-2.2.6.tar.bz2, you run the command like this: sha1sum gnupg-2.2.6.tar.bz2 and check that the output matches the next line: 295298debcc2c12f02a2f2fdf04aecb6d6aae396 gnupg-2.2.6.tar.bz2 c9fe66788ea40bc57a189aa13e7c83add9baec40 gnupg-w32-2.2.6_20180409.exe caff25b6576a8a2d63db844bb343c8d5455286d4 gnupg-w32-2.2.6_20180409.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. -- # Please read: Daniel Ellsberg - The Doomsday Machine # Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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