Slackware 12.0 / 12.1 / current : gnutls (SSA:2008-315-01)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New gnutls packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and
-current to fix a security issue. NOTE: The package for 12.0 has a
different shared library soname, and the packages for 12.1 and
-current have an API/ABI change. Only the Pidgin package in Slackware
links with GnuTLS, and upgraded Pidgin packages have also been made
available. However, if the updated GnuTLS package is installed any
other custom-compiled software that uses GnuTLS may need to be

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected gnutls package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34731 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4989

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