Bug#733039: libgnutls28: wget fails with GnuTLS error after libgnutls28 upgrade

Neil Roeth neil at debian.org
Wed Dec 25 03:17:56 UTC 2013

On 12/24/2013 08:04 AM, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> On 2013-12-24 Neil Roeth <neil at debian.org> wrote:
>> Package: libgnutls28
>> Version: 3.2.7-3
>> Severity: important
>> I use wget in a cron job to connect to a URL and retrieve some
>> information. After an upgrade from libgnutls28:amd64 3.2.4-4 to
>> 3.2.7-3, an attempt to reach an encrypted site with wget fails with
>> this error:
>> GnuTLS: Error in the pull function.
>> Unable to establish SSL connection.
>> Reverting to 3.2.4-4 enabled it to connect immediately. Please let
>> me know if you would like me to generate any particular kind of
>> debugging output that would help resolve this problem.
> [...]
> Could you post the URI?
> Can you connect with gnutls-cli(-debug)?
> tia, cu Andreas
The URI is https://api.dreamhost.com/

This command will illustrate the problem: wget -O- -q 

I get similar behavior with gnutls-cli, it connects with 
libgnutls28-3.2.4 and hangs with libgnutls28-3.2.7.  Attached are the 
two logs.


Neil Roeth

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