eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8j-1 GA

eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8j-1 GA

eGenix is pleased to announce the eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution 0.8.0-0.9.8j-1 for Python 2.3 - 2.6.


The pyOpenSSL Distribution includes everything you need to get started with SSL in Python. It comes with an easy to use installer that includes the most recent OpenSSL library versions in pre-compiled

pyOpenSSL is an open-source Python add-on that allows writing SSL-aware networking applications as as certificate managment tools. It uses the OpenSSL library as performant and robust SSL engine.

OpenSSL is an open-source implementation of the SSL protocol.


This fourth release of the pyOpenSSL Distribution upgrades the included OpenSSL libs to version 0.9.8j, which fixes a vulnerability found in earlier OpenSSL releases of the 0.9.8 branch: CVE-2008-5077.

We have also enabled zlib compression support in OpenSSL for both the Linux and Windows builds, so OpenSSL client/servers can now negotiate on-the-fly zlib compression for SSL connections.

Binaries are available for Linux x86 and x64 as well as Windows x86 and include pyOpenSSL 0.8.0 as well as pre-compiled and tested OpenSSL 0.9.8j libraries.


Please visit the eGenix pyOpenSSL Distribution page for downloads, instructions on installation and documentation of the package.


Before installing this version of pyOpenSSL, please make sure that you uninstall any previously installed pyOpenSSL version. Otherwise, you could end up not using the included OpenSSL libs.

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Marc-Andre Lemburg,

Published: 2009-01-30