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[slackware-security] nettle (SSA:2018-339-02)
New nettle packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to fix security issues.
Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog: +————————–+ This update fixes a security issue: A Bleichenbacher type side-channel based padding oracle attack was found in the way nettle handles endian conversion of RSA decrypted PKCS#1 v1.5 data. An attacker who is able to run a process on the same physical core as the victim process, could use this flaw to extract plaintext or in some cases downgrade any TLS connections to a vulnerable server. For more information, see: cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-16869 (* Security fix *) +————————–+
Where to find the new packages: +—————————–+
Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab (osuosl.org) for donating FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! 🙂
Also see the “Get Slack” section on slackware.com for additional mirror sites near you.
Updated package for Slackware 14.2: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/nettle-3.4.1-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.2/patches/packages/nettle-3.4.1-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/nettle-3.4.1-i586-1.txz
Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-current/slackware64/n/nettle-3.4.1-x86_64-1.txz
MD5 signatures: +————-+
Slackware 14.2 package: c6de13f9cee0858201167f4ea80f9e7e nettle-3.4.1-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
Slackware x86_64 14.2 package: b5ec0a91adbae67e47b171edc8d56c07 nettle-3.4.1-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz
Slackware -current package: 7cfd26bc36e36d31a28b9eff05db19dc n/nettle-3.4.1-i586-1.txz
Slackware x86_64 -current package: 360104d8c25975e85496f6801aedbafa n/nettle-3.4.1-x86_64-1.txz
Installation instructions: +————————+
Upgrade the package as root: # upgradepkg nettle-3.4.1-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
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Slackware Linux Security Team slackware.com/gpg-key security@slackware.com
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