LibreSSL 2.9.1 to be Available

The LibreSSL project is focused on high-quality support for the SSL / TLS protocols with the removal of unnecessary functionality
22 April 2019   283

The OpenBSD project developers presented a release of the portable edition of the LibreSSL 2.9.1 package, within which the OpenSSL fork is being developed, aimed at providing a higher level of security. The LibreSSL project is focused on high-quality support for the SSL / TLS protocols with the removal of unnecessary functionality, additional security features sy and the extensive cleaning and processing of the code base. The release of LibreSSL 2.9.1 is considered experimental, in which the capabilities that will be included in OpenBSD 6.5 are being developed.

These are some of the updates and new features:

  • Added SM3 hash function (Chinese standard GB / T 32905-2016);
  • Added block cipher SM4 (Chinese standard GB / T 32907-2016);
  • Added OPENSSL_NO_ * macros to improve compatibility with OpenSSL;
  • The EC_KEY_METHOD method is partially ported from OpenSSL;
  • Implemented missing OpenSSL 1.1 API calls;
  • Added support for XChaCha20 and XChaCha20-Poly1305;

Get more info at email copy.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   505

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now¬†supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.