By CoT Chapter 22, Pevara seems to know that Galina Casban is Black Ajah. [1] KoD-Prologue, we read the following:

Galina's death had lifted a great weight from Pevara's shoulders-the Highest, a Darkfriend; oh, that had been agony!

So she definitely knows. How did she find out?

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In the prologue to Winter's Heart, the "Black Ajah Hunters", including Pevara force Talene to re-swear the three oaths.

Talene was in the same heart as Galina and hers is one of the names that is revealed, we get this information in the Crossroads of Twilight prologue in Yukiri's point of view. Encylopedia Wot, surmises it here as:

Talene exposed the other two of her circle, Galina Casban and Temaile Kinderode, and her outside contact Atuan.

There's a more detailed summary of the scene on the Wheel of Time re-read.

Here's the quote from the book:

Now Talene was tethered tighter than Meidani, closely guarded even if she did appear to walk free - how to keep a Sitter prisoner without anyone noticing had been beyond even Saerin - and she was pathetically eager to offer up every scrap she knew or even suspected in hope it might save her life, not that she had any choice. Hardly an object of fear. As for the rest. . . .Pevara had tried to maintain that Talene must be wrong about Galina Casban, and went into a rage that lasted a full day when she finally was convinced that her Red sister was really Black.

Crossroads of Twilight, Prologue, Glimmers of the Pattern

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