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[GLSA-200507-19] zlib: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
zlib: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-19
(zlib: Buffer overflow)
zlib improperly handles invalid data streams which could lead to a
By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers
can overwrite data structures for applications that use zlib, resulting
in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-libs/zlib-1.2.3"
Threat Level: High
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