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SUSE-SA:2005:039: zlib

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the zlib package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:039 (zlib).


A denial of service condition was fixed in the zlib library.

Any program using zlib to decompress data can be crashed by a specially
handcrafted invalid data stream. This includes web browsers or email
programs able to view PNG images (which are compressed by zlib),
permiting remote attackers to crash browser sessions or potentially
anti virus programs using this vulnerability.

This issue is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-2096.

Since only zlib 1.2.x is affected, older SUSE products are not affected
by this problem.


Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_39_zlib.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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