wolfSSL 5.4.0 Release!

DTLS 1.3 is here! wolfSSL release 5.4.0 was recently sent out and one of the exciting new features in the release was initial support for DTLS 1.3. This new protocol implementation gives improvements over the previous 1.2/1.0 versions of DTLS and compliments the TLS 1.3 implementation in wolfSSL quite nicely.

Another big change to make note of in this release is that the SP math implementation was switched to be the default one. Now when running a basic configuration and not specifying a specific math implementation SP math is used. Many hardware ports and RTOS ports were also updated, one such case was that the support of NXP’s CAAM when using QNX was expanded on.

In release 5.4.0 there were 3 vulnerabilities listed as fixed in wolfSSL. Two relatively new reports, one dealing with a DTLS 1.0/1.2 denial of service attack and the other a ciphertext attack on ECC/DH operations. The last vulnerability listed was a public disclosure of a previous attack on AMD devices fixed since wolfSSL version 5.1.0. Coordination of the disclosure of the attack was done responsibly, in cooperation with the researchers, waiting for the public release of the attack details since it affects multiple security libraries.

A full list of what was changed can be found in the wolfSSL ChangeLog (https://www.wolfssl.com/docs/wolfssl-changelog/).

For more details about the release of information in general contact facts@wolfssl.com or even visit us BlackHat 2022 conference. We’ll be at booth 1084. See you there!