Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib (MDVSA-2009:157-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39874


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib :

Off-by-one error in the inflate function in Zlib.xs in Compress::Raw::Zlib Perl module before 2.017, as used in AMaViS, SpamAssassin, and possibly other products, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (hang or crash) via a crafted zlib compressed stream that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow, as exploited in the wild by Trojan.Downloader-71014 in June 2009 (CVE-2009-1391).

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39874

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-157.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/20

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1391

BID: 35307

MDVSA: 2009:157-1

CWE: 189