libgcrypt (SSA:2017-180-04)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] libgcrypt (SSA:2017-180-04)
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:35:07 -0700 (PDT)

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[slackware-security] libgcrypt (SSA:2017-180-04)

New libgcrypt packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current to
fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/libgcrypt-1.7.8-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
Mitigate a local flush+reload side-channel attack on RSA secret keys
dubbed "Sliding right into disaster".
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.2 package:
204496613f4747c2d5578527483c4bd4 libgcrypt-1.7.8-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
22d1d1de8cfabc896afd94338df3d53c libgcrypt-1.7.8-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
83f8139bb564ffbea9590a429c7ca856 n/libgcrypt-1.7.8-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
cfa6085a8832331bd70d484a92704af6 n/libgcrypt-1.7.8-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg libgcrypt-1.7.8-i586-1_slack14.2.txz


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