GLSA-200508-01 : Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 19361


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-01 (Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow)

Compress::Zlib 1.34 contains a local vulnerable version of zlib, which may lead to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers can overwrite data structures for applications that use Compress::Zlib, resulting in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code execution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Compress::Zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/Compress-Zlib-1.35'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19361

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200508-01.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 2005/08/01

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:gentoo:linux:Compress-Zlib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1849, CVE-2005-2096

GLSA: 200508-01