High Nessus Plugin ID 19248
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:039 (zlib).
A denial of service condition was fixed in the zlib library.
Any program using zlib to decompress data can be crashed by a specially handcrafted invalid data stream. This includes web browsers or email programs able to view PNG images (which are compressed by zlib), allowing remote attackers to crash browser sessions or potentially anti virus programs using this vulnerability.
This issue is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-2096.
Since only zlib 1.2.x is affected, older SUSE products are not affected by this problem.