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MDKSA-2005:112: 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-2005:112 (zlib).
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Security Project discovered a vulnerability in zlib
where a certain data stream would cause zlib to corrupt a data structure,
resulting in the linked application to dump core.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:112
Threat Level: High
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