Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : zlib (MDKSA-2005:124)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19885


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A previous zlib update (MDKSA-2005:112; CVE-2005-2096) fixed an overflow flaw in the zlib program. While that update did indeed fix the reported overflow issue, Markus Oberhumber discovered additional ways that a specially crafted compressed stream could trigger an overflow. An attacker could create such a stream that would cause a linked application to crash if opened by a user.

The updated packages are provided to protect against this flaw. The Corporate Server 2.1 product is not affected by this vulnerability.


Update the affected zlib1 and / or zlib1-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19885

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-124.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:zlib1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:zlib1-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1849

MDKSA: 2005:124