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7.141. opencryptoki

Updated opencryptoki packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The opencryptoki packages contain version 2.11 of the PKCS#11 API, implemented for IBM Cryptocards, such as IBM 4764 and 4765 crypto cards. These packages includes support for the IBM 4758 Cryptographic CoProcessor (with the PKCS#11 firmware loaded), the IBM eServer Cryptographic Accelerator (FC 4960 on IBM eServer System p), the IBM Crypto Express2 (FC 0863 or FC 0870 on IBM System z), and the IBM CP Assist for Cryptographic Function (FC 3863 on IBM System z). The opencryptoki packages also bring a software token implementation that can be used without any cryptographic hardware. These packages contain the Slot Daemon (pkcsslotd) and general utilities.


The opencryptoki packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version. (BZ#1148134)


This update enables Central Processors Assist for Cryptographic Functions (CPACF) Message Security Assist 4 (MSA-4) extensions with new modes of operation for opencryptoki on IBM System z. In addition, this hardware encryption improves performance on machines z196 and later.
This update also implements an opencryptoki token for access to the Enterprise PKCS#11 (EP11) features of the Crypto Express4S (CEX4S) adapter that implements certified PKCS#11 mechanism on IBM System z.
Users of opencryptoki are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.