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Mandrake: zlib DoS vulnerability Print E-mail
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Mandrake Due to a Debian bug report, a Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the zlib compression library versions 1.2.x, in the inflate() and inflateBack() functions. Older versions of zlib are not affected.

_______________________________________________________________________

                 Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package name:           zlib
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:090
 Date:                   September 7th, 2004

 Affected versions:      10.0
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 Due to a Debian bug report, a Denial of Service vulnerability was
 discovered in the zlib compression library versions 1.2.x, in the
 inflate() and inflateBack() functions.  Older versions of zlib are
 not affected.

 Once the updated packages have been installed, all programs linked
 against zlib must be restarted for the new packages to take effect.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0797
 ______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandrakelinux 10.0:
 a9299193c467df186f5ec74438b7f39e  10.0/RPMS/zlib1-1.2.1-2.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
 77e1313ce85f26c83f6b994606dceb5a  10.0/RPMS/zlib1-devel-1.2.1-2.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
 bfc9a9419f3c7daf4a226383d6be6ea6  10.0/SRPMS/zlib-1.2.1-2.1.100mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrakelinux 10.0/AMD64:
 954d58fcaa1576278f8c71de40361d72  amd64/10.0/RPMS/zlib1-1.2.1-2.1.100mdk.amd64.rpm
 976edb0aa85913b28ef38b7d5efd2fbd  amd64/10.0/RPMS/zlib1-devel-1.2.1-2.1.100mdk.amd64.rpm
 bfc9a9419f3c7daf4a226383d6be6ea6  amd64/10.0/SRPMS/zlib-1.2.1-2.1.100mdk.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security.  You can obtain
 the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:

   http://www.mandrakesoft.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  

 
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