According to recent reports, there have been serious security concerns involving GnuTLS, the cryptology platform used in many Linux distributions dating back to 2005. Without getting too technical, GnuTLS is a security protocol library used by many software developers for implementing the SSL, TLS and DTLS.
Usually when developing a piece of software or code a developer will choose to utilize a trusted source or openly available package like GnuTLS to create security within their software. This common practice speeds the process of software development. However, when a flaw is found in that commonly used package like GnuTLS, it can have wide ranging ramifications.
However, according to statements from DD-WRT developers, DD-WRT does not use GnuTLS so it is not affected.
For more information, check out this blog post about the GnuTLS cryptobug.
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