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OQS-OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable snapshot 2020-08

About

The Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project has the goal of developing and prototyping quantum-resistant cryptography. More information on OQS can be found on our website: https://openquantumsafe.org/ and on Github at https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/.

liboqs is an open source C library for quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms.

open-quantum-safe/openssl is an integration of liboqs into (a fork of) OpenSSL. The goal of this integration is to provide easy prototyping of quantum-resistant cryptography in TLS 1.3, X.509 certificates, CMS, and S/MIME. The integration should not be considered "production quality".

Release notes

This is the 2020-08 snapshot release of OQS-OpenSSL, which was released on August 11, 2020. Its release page on GitHub is https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/openssl/releases/tag/OQS-OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable-snapshot-2020-08. This release is intended to be used with liboqs version 0.4.0.

What's New

This is the fourth snapshot release of OQS-OpenSSL_1_1_1-stable. It is based on OpenSSL 1.1.1g.

  • Uses the updated NIST Round 2 submissions added to liboqs 0.4.0, as described in the liboqs release notes.

Deprecations

As a result of NIST's announcement of Round 3 of the Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Project, this is the last release of OQS-OpenSSL that contain algorithms from Round 2 that are not Round 3 finalists or alternate candidates. Those algorithms will be removed in the next release. The algorithms in question are: NewHope, ThreeBears, MQDSS, and qTesla. These algorithms are considered deprecated within OQS-OpenSSL will receive no updates after this release.