Updating OpenSSL in OpenVPN Client (Windows)

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Updating OpenSSL in OpenVPN Client (Windows)

Post by gjf » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:12 am

Hi all.
I have installed OpenVPN 2.4.0 client (openvpn-install-2.4.0-I601.exe), it includes OpenSSL 1.0.2i.
Today OpenSSL updates to 1.0.2k.
I have changed in OpenVPN\bin all corrsponding files and libraries connected with OpenSSL. After that starting openssl.exe works OK.
But anyway OpenVPN prints in logs OpenSSL 1.0.2i version.
What is going on? And also - why I cannot instal the client without OpenSSL at all - this component installed in mys system and bin folder is included in path system variable.

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Re: Updating OpenSSL in OpenVPN Client (Windows)

Post by TinCanTech » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:13 pm

In windows, openssl functionality required by a VPN is compiled into the openvpn.exe binary.
The openssl.exe binary is used by Easyrsa only.

You will have to wait for the openvpn developers to catch up with openssl
or learn how to compile openvpn for windows yourself.

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