Debian DSA-1026-1 : sash - buffer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 22568

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Markus Oberhumer discovered a flaw in the way zlib, a library used for file compression and decompression, handles invalid input. This flaw can cause programs which use zlib to crash when opening an invalid file. A further error in the way zlib handles the inflation of certain compressed files can cause a program which uses zlib to crash when opening an invalid file.

sash, the stand-alone shell, links statically against zlib, and was thus affected by these problems.

Solution

Upgrade the sash package.

The old stable distribution (woody) isn't affected by these problems.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 3.7-5sarge1.

See Also

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=318069

http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1026

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22568

File Name: debian_DSA-1026.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/10/14

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:debian:debian_linux:sash, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2006/04/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/07

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1026