FreeBSD : zlib -- buffer overflow vulnerability (8efe93e2-ee62-11d9-8310-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Problem Description An error in the handling of corrupt compressed
data streams can result in a buffer being overflowed. Impact By
carefully crafting a corrupt compressed data stream, an attacker can
overwrite data structures in a zlib-using application. This may cause
the application to halt, causing a denial of service; or it may result
in the attacker gaining elevated privileges.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21472 (freebsd_pkg_8efe93e2ee6211d983100001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2096

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