GLSA-200508-01 : Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-01
(Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow)

Compress::Zlib 1.34 contains a local vulnerable version of zlib,
which may lead to a buffer overflow.

Impact :

By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers
can overwrite data structures for applications that use Compress::Zlib,
resulting in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code
execution.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-19.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-05.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-01.xml

Solution :

All Compress::Zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/Compress-Zlib-1.35'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19361 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1849
CVE-2005-2096