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Linux Critical crypto bug, hundreds of apps open

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lucky9
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Linux Critical crypto bug, hundreds of apps open

#1 Post by lucky9 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Get ready for an update for TLS and SSL.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03 ... sdropping/
Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
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Re: Linux Critical crypto bug, hundreds of apps open

#2 Post by eemaestro » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:20 pm

Is the GNUTLS library code used in https:// protocol ?

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Re: Linux Critical crypto bug, hundreds of apps open

#3 Post by BitJam » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:24 pm

eemaestro wrote:Is the GNUTLS library code used in https:// protocol ?
Yes, https is http over SSL/TLS. This is a big deal.

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Re: Linux Critical crypto bug, hundreds of apps open

#4 Post by Stevo » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:13 pm

We had updates today for gnutls etc., I am sure they are related

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Re: Linux Critical crypto bug, hundreds of apps open

#5 Post by GuiGuy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:32 am

Stevo wrote:We had updates today for gnutls etc., I am sure they are related
Yes, on M12, but nothing on M11 yet.
What is happening?

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