Software Update: OpenVPN 2.5.2

OpenVPN is a robust and easy to set up open source VPN daemon that allows several private networks to be linked together through an encrypted tunnel over the internet. For security, the OpenSSL library is used, which can handle all encryption, authentication and certification. The developers have released version 2.5.2 and the most important changes are listed below.

Bug fixes

  • CVE-2020-15078 see this for more information.
    This bug allows – under very specific circumstances – to trick a server using delayed authentication (plugin or management) into returning a PUSH_REPLY before the AUTH_FAILED message, which can possibly be used to gather information about a VPN setup.
    In combination with “–auth-gen-token” or an user-specific token auth solution it can be possible to get access to a VPN with an otherwise-invalid account.
  • restore pushed “ping” settings correctly on a SIGUSR1 restart
  • avoid generating unecessary mbed debug messages – this is actually a workaround for an mbedTLS 2.25 bug when using Curve25519 and Curve448 ED curves – mbedTLS crashes on preparing debug infos that we do not actually need unless running with “–verb 8”
  • do not print inlined () Diffie Hellman parameters to log file
  • fix Linux/SITNL default route lookup in case of multiple routing tables with more than one default route present (always use “main table” for now)
  • Fix CRL file handling in combination with chroot

User-visible Changes

  • OpenVPN will now refuse to start if CRL file is not present at startup time. At “reload time” absense of the CRL file is still OK (and the in memory copy is used) but at startup it is now considered an error.

New features

  • printing of the TLS ciphers negotiated has been extended, especially displaying TLS 1.3 and EC certificates more correctly.

Version number 2.5.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019
Website OpenVPN
Download https://openvpn.net/community-downloads/
License type GPL