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[GLSA-200508-01] Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-01
(Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow)


Compress::Zlib 1.34 contains a local vulnerable version of zlib,
which may lead to a buffer overflow.

Impact

By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers
can overwrite data structures for applications that use Compress::Zlib,
resulting in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code
execution.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-19.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-05.xml
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1849
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2096


Solution:
All Compress::Zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Compress-Zlib-1.35"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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