OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

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OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by flichtenheld » Wed Nov 02, 2022 9:51 pm

The OpenVPN community project team is proud to release OpenVPN 2.5.8. This is mostly a bugfix release (Changes).
However, there were several enhancements of the Windows GUI component:
  • OpenVPN 3 support -- the GUI can also work as a user interface for the OpenVPN 3 client.
  • pkcs11-id-management -- the GUI can list available pkcs11-ids and allows the user to select one.
  • Persistent connections -- the GUI lists connections started at boot by the automatic service and lets the user control them. Interactive inputs such as username/password with such connections are possible.
The official APT repositories now contain packages built for Ubuntu 22.10 (kinetic).

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by darkOshark » Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:15 pm

Great, but the binary c:\Program Files\OpenVPN\bin\openvpn.exe sticks with version number 2.5.7.0?

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by bo bobo » Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:54 am

hi
i confirm that

greetings

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by flichtenheld » Tue Nov 08, 2022 4:11 pm

Hi.

Just to confirm: Yeah, made a small error when building the Windows binaries, so they claim to be 2.5.7 since they are missing the git commit that changed the version number. They still contain the 2.5.8 changes mentioned in the Changes.rst. There is only one small bug fix missing. I will rebuild and reupload the Windows installers sometime in the next few days to fix this issue.

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by p-schneider » Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:09 am

Thanks for letting us know.
Also I see https://build.openvpn.net/downloads/rel ... LATEST.txt still pointing at 2.5.7-I602 - I assume that could be for the same reason.

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by flichtenheld » Wed Nov 09, 2022 12:37 pm

p-schneider wrote:
Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:09 am
Thanks for letting us know.
Also I see https://build.openvpn.net/downloads/rel ... LATEST.txt still pointing at 2.5.7-I602 - I assume that could be for the same reason.
Yes and no. When I wanted to change that the problem already had been reported, so I decided to wait for the new installer to be available.
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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by ctbrowne » Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:49 pm

The openssl version used is somewhat out of data 1.1.1o vs the current 1.1.1s.

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by flichtenheld » Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:05 pm

ctbrowne wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:49 pm
The openssl version used is somewhat out of data 1.1.1o vs the current 1.1.1s.
The next build will have 1.1.1s.
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OpenVPN 2.5.8 file version mismatch

Post by MarianM-OM » Thu Nov 17, 2022 2:44 pm

Hello.

This thread is about the latest release of OpenVPN 2.5.8 .msi x64 for Windows.

We are seeing different versions of files in our installation.
I have attached the corresponding screenshots.

For installed version 2.5.8 the file versions are 2.5.7.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d6jfrkfdhygp7 ... w.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qy4mp8eibpu6w ... w.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1fwkbqp6mj7q ... w.png?dl=0

My question would be why is there a version mismatch in the files?

To provide more context this makes our company's internal vulnerability scan tool results are unclear.

Also if We take a look at the installation of Open VPN 2.5.7, the file versions are the same, 2.5.7.

Thank you.

Best regards

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Re: OpenVPN 2.5.8 released

Post by openvpn_inc » Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:08 am

Hello all,

Build 603 of 2.5.8 is now up on the main website. It should solve the version number issue and update OpenSSL to 1.1.1s.

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