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MDKSA-2004:090: zlib Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the zlib package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:090 (zlib).
Due to a Debian bug report, a Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in
the zlib compression library versions 1.2.x, in the inflate() and inflateBack()
functions. Older versions of zlib are not affected.
Once the updated packages have been installed, all programs linked against zlib
must be restarted for the new packages to take effect.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:090
Threat Level: High
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