ID SSA-2008-180-01
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2008-06-28T15:44:13


New gnutls packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix security issues.

More details about the issues may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/gnutls-2.2.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz: Upgraded to GnuTLS version 2.2.5. This updated package fixes bugs which can lead to a denial of service (DoS) in programs linked with GnuTLS. Thanks to Ossi Herrala and Jukka Taimisto from the CROSS project at Codenomicon Ltd. for finding and reporting the problems, and to Simon Josefsson and Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos for researching the issues and developing patches, and to Andreas Metzler for noting and reporting a problem with one of the original patches. For more information about the issues patched, please refer to: ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

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Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.0 package: d2b785848c94849ccb5e64331f856981 gnutls-1.6.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package: c86c9a2aff1e2ab36d1997b2351ead33 gnutls-2.2.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package: 7e5db6ab564e51b9d4ff3eeafd6db791 gnutls-2.2.5-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root: > upgradepkg gnutls-2.2.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Then, restart any programs that are linked to GnuTLS.