Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : zlib-pkgs (MDKSA-2002:023-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Matthias Clasen found a security issue in zlib that, when provided
with certain input, causes zlib to free an area of memory twice. This
'double free' bug can be used to crash any programs that take
untrusted compressed input, such as web browsers, email clients, image
viewing software, etc. This vulnerability can be used to perform
Denial of Service attacks and, quite possibly, the execution of
arbitrary code on the affected system.

MandrakeSoft has published two advisories concerning this incident :

MDKSA-2002:022 - zlib MDKSA-2002:023 - packages containing zlib

Update :

Additional package are now available. For a list of prior packages
released, please see MDKSA-2002:023. The noted packages below are in
addition to MDKSA-2002:023; no packages have been replaced.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13931 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-023.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0059

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