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SSA- zlib upgrade fixes vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
SSA zlib upgrade fixes vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
New zlib packages are available to fix a security problem which may impact
programs that link with zlib.

Here's the information from the Slackware 8.0 ChangeLog:

Mon Mar 11 13:32:40 PST 2002
patches/packages/zlib.tgz: Upgraded to zlib-1.1.4. This fixes a security
problem which may introduce vulnerabilities into any program that links with
zlib. Quoting the advisory on

"Depending upon how and where the zlib routines are called from the given
program, the resulting vulnerability may have one or more of the following
impacts: denial of service, information leakage, or execution of arbitrary

Sites are urged to upgrade the zlib package immediately.

The complete advisory may be found here:

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