Slackware 10.0 / 10.1 / current : zlib DoS (SSA:2005-189-01)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18799


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


New zlib packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and
-current to fix a denial of service security issue. zlib 1.1.x is not affected.


Update the affected zlib package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18799

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2005-189-01.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Updated: 2019/10/25

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:slackware:slackware_linux:zlib, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2096

SSA: 2005-189-01