GLSA-201701-56 : zlib: Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96691

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-56 (zlib: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in zlib. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

An attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/zlib-1.2.9'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-56

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96691

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-56.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Published: 1/23/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:zlib, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/23/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9840, CVE-2016-9841, CVE-2016-9842, CVE-2016-9843

GLSA: 201701-56