Slackware 12.0 / 12.1 / current : gnutls (SSA:2008-320-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34782


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New gnutls packages are available for Slackware 12.0, 12.1, and
-current to correctly fix the certificate chain verification issue that the upgrade to gnutls-2.6.1 attempted to fix. Without this upgrade, processing a certificate chain containing only one self-signed certificate may cause GnuTLS linked programs to crash.


Update the affected gnutls package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34782

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2008-320-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/11/17

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2008/11/16

Reference Information

SSA: 2008-320-01