Software Update: GnuPG 2.2.19

GnuPG stands for GNU Privacy Guard and is also often abbreviated to GPG. This is a collection of tools for securing communication flows and data. It can be used to encrypt data and create digital signatures, and to provide a framework for public-key cryptography. It supports both OpenPGP and s/mime standards. For more information, please refer to this page. The developers have released GnuPG 2.2.19 with the following announcement:

GnuPG 2.2.19 released


We are pleased to announce the availability of a new GnuPG release: version 2.2.19. This version fixes a bug introduced with the last release.

Noteworthy changes in version 2.2.19

  • gpg: Fix double free when decrypting for hidden recipients. Regression in 2.2.18. [#4762].
  • gpg: Use auto-key-locate for encryption even for mail addressed given with angle brackets. [#4726]
  • gpgsm: Add special case for certain expired intermediate certificates. [#4696]

Release info:

Version number 2.2.19
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016
Website GnuPG
License type GPL