SSA-18703 zlib upgrade fixes vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 18703
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a security update.
DescriptionNew zlib packages are available to fix a security problem which may impact programs that link with zlib.
Here's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:
---------------------------- Mon Mar 11 13:32:40 PST 2002 patches/packages/zlib.tgz: Upgraded to zlib-1.1.4. This fixes a security problem which may introduce vulnerabilities into any program that links with zlib. Quoting the advisory on zlib.org:
Depending upon how and where the zlib routines are called from the given program, the resulting vulnerability may have one or more of the following impacts: denial of service, information leakage, or execution of arbitrary code.
Sites are urged to upgrade the zlib package immediately.
The complete advisory may be found here:
SolutionUpdate the packages that are referenced in the security advisory