Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib (MDVSA-2009:157-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in
perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib :

Off-by-one error in the inflate function in Zlib.xs in
Compress::Raw::Zlib Perl module before 2.017, as used in AMaViS,
SpamAssassin, and possibly other products, allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (hang or crash) via a crafted
zlib compressed stream that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, as
exploited in the wild by Trojan.Downloader-71014 in June 2009

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39874 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-157.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35307

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1391

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