Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl-Compress-Zlib (MDKSA-2005:196)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20124


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


The perl Compress::Zlib module contains an internal copy of the zlib library that was vulnerable to CVE-2005-1849 and CVE-2005-2096. This library was updated with version 1.35 of Compress::Zlib.

An updated perl-Compress-Zlib package is now available to provide the fixed module.


Update the affected perl-Compress-Zlib package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20124

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-196.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/11/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Compress-Zlib, 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: 2005/10/26

Reference Information

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

MDKSA: 2005:196