Sunday, June 29, 2008

Security Update: Gnutls

Another security update has been released for Slackware and this time is Gnutls package which could lead to denial of service if successful exploitation is conducted. Here's the current changelog:
Sat Jun 28 16:52:32 CDT 2008
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 *)