LibreSSL Usage & Deployment
Updated: March 5, 2019
Here's a list of operating systems and Linux distros that have adopted LibreSSL, OpenBSD's fork of OpenSSL. Various software projects incorporate LibreSSL and it's a little difficult to keep track of them, so this page focuses on operating systems and other large users.
- Operating systems
- Void Linux
- OPNsense (distributes both OpenSSL- and LibreSSL-based systems)
- DragonFly BSD
- Morpheus Linux
- Windows 10 Build 17134.48 or later
- Timeline notes
- 2014-04-07: Security advisory published for OpenSSL's devastating Heartbleed bug.
- 2014-04-07: heartbleed.com is published, explaining the bug.
- 2014-04-08: OpenSSL's exploit mitigation countermeasures are revealed.
- 2014-04-09: Bruce Schneier states that "On the scale of 1 to 10, [Heartbleed] is an 11."
- 2014-04-22: Must Read: Ted Unangst publishes the origins of libressl.
- 2014-07-11: First Release of LibreSSL Portable Available.
- 2014-08-06: Void Linux switches to LibreSSL.
- 2014-12-28: OpenELEC switches from OpenSSL to LibreSSL in 5.0.
- 2015-03-18: Drupal.org: "We are now running the latest LibreSSL release."
- 2015-04-14: h2o bundles LibreSSL in version 1.2.0.
- 2016-09-07: DragonFly BSD now has LibreSSL in the base system.
- 2016-12-22: Alpine Linux gets LibreSSL in version 3.5.
- 2017-04-11: LibreSSL 2.5.3 adds x25519 key exchange support.
- 2017-05-30: curl author's poll shows steady growth in LibreSSL usage.
- 2017-10-05: cwRsync update 5.6.0 bundles LibreSSL instead of OpenSSL.
- 2018-05-16: Possible first sighting of LibreSSL in Windows 10.
- Coming soon!
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