Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping

Posted by bob on Mar 4, 2014 4:12 PM EDT
ars technica; By Dan Goodin
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Hundreds of open source packages, including the Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions of Linux, are susceptible to attacks that circumvent the most widely used technology to prevent eavesdropping on the Internet, thanks to an extremely critical vulnerability in a widely used cryptographic code library... GnuTLS developers (urge) all users to upgrade to version 3.2.12.

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