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Security update for zlib


(Last modified: 05JUL2005)

solutions Security update for zlib SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4456a1446341a2b3b1d097cd08c8dbb6)

Applies to

Package: zlib
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10287
Release: 20050705
Obsoletes: none


Install this security update.



Problem description

A denial of service condition was found in the zlib library.
Any program using zlib to decompress data can be crashed by a handcrafted invalid datastream. This includes webbrowsers or email programs able to view PNG images (which are compressed by zlib).
This issue is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-2096.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh zlib.rpm zlib-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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