SUSE-SA:2004:029: zlib

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2004:029 (zlib).

zlib is a widely used data compression library. Programs linked against it
include most desktop applications as well as servers such as Apache and

The 'inflate' function of zlib handles certain input data
incorrectly which could lead to a denial of service condition for
programs using it with untrusted data. Whether the vulnerability
can be exploided locally or remotely depends on the application
using it.

zlib versions older than version 1.2 are not affected.

Solution :

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14658 ()

Bugtraq ID: 11051

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0797

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