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

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename libnettle6_3.4.1-1_amd64.deb
Package name libnettle6
Package version 3.4.1
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category libs role::shared-lib
License -
Maintainer Magnus Holmgren <>
Download size 209.26 KB
Installed size 380.00 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_3.4.1-1_i386.deb 3.4.1 i386 Debian Main
libnettle6 - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package libnettle6_3.4.1-1_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




2019-01-26 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.4.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Final upstream release (identical to RC1).
2018-12-04 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.4.1~rc1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #915276).
2017-12-12 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #884013).
* multiarch_dev.patch: no longer replace definition of GMP_NUMB_BITS;
upstream changed it to "n/a" when mini-gmp isn't used.
* debian/rules: Switch to dh_update_autotools_config.
* Rename -> so that the NEWS and README
files will be included again.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.2.
2017-09-10 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* multiarch_dev.patch: Replace definition of GMP_NUMB_BITS calculated by
configure with the same calculation to be done at compile time (only
used if this package would be rebuilt with --enable-mini-gmp).  Thus
declare nettle-dev Multi-Arch: same (Closes: #856160).
* Upgrade to Debhelper compat level 9.
* Drop old style -dbg package and switch to automatically created
-dbgsym packages. Since the old package was built with Debhelper level
8 there are actually no file conflicts.
* Declare nettle-bin Multi-Arch: foreign.
* Bump Standards-Version to 4.1.0.
2016-10-02 - Magnus Holmgren <>
nettle (3.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Includes fix for CVE-2016-6489 - "RSA code is vulnerable to cache
sharing related attacks" (Closes: #832983).
* Include --raw option in nettle-hash(1) manpage (Closes: #808648).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.8.
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.

See Also

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