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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:

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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 zlib.org:

"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
code."

Sites are urged to upgrade the zlib package immediately.

The complete advisory may be found here:
http://www.zlib.org/advisory-2002-03-11.txt

(* Security fix *)
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