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[GLSA-200508-01] Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Compress::Zlib: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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.
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
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Compress::Zlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Compress-Zlib-1.35"
Threat Level: High
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