libnettle6 - low level cryptographic library (symmetric and one-way cryptos)

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Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename libnettle6_3.2-1_amd64.deb
Package name libnettle6
Package version 3.2
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category libs
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 91.06 KB
Installed size 350.00 KB
Nettle is a cryptographic library that is designed to fit easily in more or
less any context: In crypto toolkits for object-oriented languages (C++,
Python, Pike, ...), in applications like LSH or GNUPG, or even in kernel
It tries to solve a problem of providing a common set of cryptographic
algorithms for higher-level applications by implementing a
context-independent set of cryptographic algorithms. In that light, Nettle
doesn't do any memory allocation or I/O, it simply provides the
cryptographic algorithms for the application to use in any environment and
in any way it needs.
This package contains the symmetric and one-way cryptographic
algorithms. To avoid having this package depend on libgmp, the
asymmetric cryptos reside in a separate library, libhogweed.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libnettle6_3.2-1ubuntu0.16.04.1_i386.deb 3.2 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
libnettle6_3.2-1ubuntu0.16.04.1_amd64.deb 3.2 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
libnettle6_3.2-1_i386.deb 3.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
libnettle6 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package libnettle6_3.2-1_amd64.deb
Source Package nettle

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libnettle6 deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libnettle6




2016-02-06 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Includes fixes for CVE-2015-8803, CVE-2015-8804, and CVE-2015-8805
(Closes: #813679).
2015-08-03 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.1.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* multiarch_dev.patch (new): Remove compiler version info causing
nettle-dev for different architectures to be incompatible with each
other from nettle-stdint.h (Closes: #783699).
* Rearrange debian/copyright to comply with the machine-readable format
2015-06-01 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch libgmp10-dev Build-Depends to libgmp-dev (Closes: #783085).
2015-05-15 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.1.1-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Tag some more (ECC related) symbols that only exist on some
architectures (implemented in assembly).
2015-05-14 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.1.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream bugfix release.
2015-04-14 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release. New SONAMEs libnettle6 and libhogweed4.
* Drop native_64bit_test_needs_limits_h.patch; incorporated upstream.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* Merge changes from unstable (2.7.1-3 through 2.7.1-5) (Closes: #782266).
2014-07-05 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.0-2) experimental; urgency=low
* Tag a symbol that only exists on 64-bit architecture.
* native_64bit_test_needs_limits_h.patch: Include limits.h in
camellia-absorb.c; needed by the HAVE_NATIVE_64_BIT macro on at least
* Add manpage for nettle-pbkdf2.
2014-06-08 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.0-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New major upstream release. To experimental for now. New SONAMEs
libnettle5 and libhogweed3.
2015-01-11 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (2.7.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add code to transition /usr/share/doc/nettle-dbg from directory to
symlink (Closes: #774919).
* Also add missing Pre-Depends: multiarch-support to nettle-dbg.
2014-12-21 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (2.7.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use dh_installdocs --link-doc to create symlinks and add correct
dependencies (Closes: #773022).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* Add upstream PGP signing key.
* Add GNU server URLs to watch file.

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