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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] gnutls (SSA:2008-180-01)
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 15:44:13 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  gnutls (SSA:2008-180-01)

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:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1948
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1949
  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1950


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:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1948
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1949
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1950
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

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

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

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/gnutls-1.6.3-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 12.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/gnutls-2.2.5-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/gnutls-2.2.5-i486-1.tgz


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.


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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