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HistoryOct 17, 2009 - 5:37 p.m.


Slackware Linux Project

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New gnutls packages are available for Slackware 12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current
to fix a security issue.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:

This contains a correct fix for the NUL in CN/SAN SSL vulnerability.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from

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 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware 12.2:

Updated package for Slackware 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 12.1 package:
6dd3ba012a210ec6b6a9265539ed8b08 gnutls-2.8.4-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
c65c3bf987ba84aa7616b3f78eeebf1a gnutls-2.8.4-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
30703d75d74384d1f6353e2e7b947bdd gnutls-2.8.4-i486-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
b36547ea2d7bb0237cd0e53cb42dd832 gnutls-2.8.4-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
505ebd525498f3ce948d736a12974749 gnutls-2.8.4-i486-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
d537275422ece130459ad487e0d01ca6 gnutls-2.8.4-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
> upgradepkg gnutls-2.8.4-i486-1_slack13.0.txz