Debian DSA-740-1 : zlib - remote denial of service

High Nessus Plugin ID 18632


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


An error in the way zlib handles the inflation of certain compressed files can cause a program which uses zlib to crash when opening an invalid file.

This problem does not affect the old stable distribution (woody).


Upgrade the zlib package.

For the stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.2-4.sarge.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18632

File Name: debian_DSA-740.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/07/06

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:zlib, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2096

DSA: 740