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Security update for zlib

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(Last modified: 26AUG2004)


solutions Security update for zlib SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8a09c94e08279df0b4384196a97d2e56)

Applies to

Package: zlib
zlib-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-9318
Release: 20040826
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using zlib or zlib based programs should update.

Problem description

The inflate() function of zlib handles certain input data incorrectly,
which could lead to a Denial of Service condition. Zlib below version 1.2
is not affected.

Solution

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 -Fhv 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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