Slackware Security Announcement 2009-290-01: gnutls


[slackware-security] gnutls (SSA:2009-290-01)


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:



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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





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