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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 34731


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


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 recompiled.


Update the affected gnutls package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34731

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2008-315-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/11/11

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:gnutls, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:12.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:12.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2008/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4989

SSA: 2008-315-01

CWE: 255