We recently found out that the code signing certificate the 2.4.8
Windows installers use expired a couple of weeks ago. I will get a new
certificate today evening (~6 hours) and push out new installers.

This problem only seems to affect the prompt you get when you
double-click on the installer executable. You probably see "Unknown
publisher" there. Besides that Windows seems to be perfectly happy with
the executables and libraries. That is the main reason why a problem
such as this was able to slip through testing.


Il 31/10/19 12:27, Samuli Seppänen ha scritto:
> The OpenVPN community project team is proud to release OpenVPN 2.4.8. It
> can be downloaded from here:
> <https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/>
> This is primarily a maintenance release with bugfixes and improvements.
> The Windows installers (I601) have several improvements compared to the
> previous release:
> * New tap-windows6 driver (9.24.2) which fixes some suspend and resume
> issues
> * Latest OpenVPN-GUI
> * Considerable performance boost due to new compiler optimization flags
> A summary of all included changes is available here:
> <https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn/blob/release/2.4/Changes.rst>
> A full list of changes is available here:
> <https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/ChangesInOpenvpn24>
> Please note that LibreSSL is not a supported crypto backend. We accept
> patches and we do test on OpenBSD 6.0 which comes with LibreSSL, but if
> newer versions of LibreSSL break API compatibility we do not take
> responsibility to fix that.
> Also note that  Windows installers have been built with NSIS version
> that has been patched against several NSIS installer code execution and
> privilege escalation problems:
> <https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/NSISBug1125>
> Based on our testing, though, older Windows versions such as Windows 7
> might not benefit from these fixes. We thus strongly encourage you to
> always move NSIS installers to a non-user-writeable location before
> running them. Our long-term plan is to migrate to using MSI installers
> instead.
> Compared to OpenVPN 2.3 this is a major update with a large number of
> new features, improvements and fixes. Some of the major features are
> AEAD (GCM) cipher and Elliptic Curve DH key exchange support, improved
> IPv4/IPv6 dual stack support and more seamless connection migration when
> client's IP address changes (Peer-ID). Also, the new --tls-crypt feature
> can be used to increase users' connection privacy.
> OpenVPN GUI bundled with the Windows installer has a large number of new
> features compared to the one bundled with OpenVPN 2.3. One of major
> features is the ability to run OpenVPN GUI without administrator privileges.
> For full details, look here:
> <https://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/ChangesInOpenvpn24>
> The new OpenVPN GUI features are documented here:
> <https://github.com/OpenVPN/openvpn-gui>
> Please note that OpenVPN 2.4 installers will not work on Windows XP.
> For generic help use these support channels:
> Official documentation:
> <http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/documentation/howto.html>
> Wiki: <https://community.openvpn.net>
> Forums: <https://forums.openvpn.net>
> User mailing list: <http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=48978>
> User IRC channel: #openvpn at irc.freenode.net
> Please report bugs and ask development questions here:
> Bug tracker and wiki: <https://community.openvpn.net>
> Developer mailing list: <http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=48978>
> Developer IRC channel: #openvpn-devel at irc.freenode.net (requires
> Freenode registration)
> Samuli
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