Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gzip (MDKSA-2002:011)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

There are two problems with the gzip archiving program; the first is a
crash when an input file name is over 1020 characters, and the second
is a buffer overflow that could be exploited if gzip is run on a
server such as an FTP server. The patch applied is from the gzip
developers and the problems have been fixed in the latest beta.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13919 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-011.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1228

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