zlib DoS

2004-10-04T12:52:54
ID SSA-2004-278-02
Type slackware
Reporter Slackware Linux Project
Modified 2004-10-04T12:52:54

Description

New zlib packages are available for Slackware 10.0 and -current to fix a possible denial of service security issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-797

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:

patches/packages/zlib-1.2.2-i486-1.tgz: Upgraded to zlib-1.2.2. This fixes a possible DoS in earlier versions of zlib-1.2.x. ( Security fix )

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/zlib-1.2.2-i486-1.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/l/zlib-1.2.2-i486-1.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package: dfa40fb5afb988488648fc4b7ef992f0 zlib-1.2.2-i486-1.tgz

Slackware -current package: 011d7257bb879a8159b65b0b06b58bd0 zlib-1.2.2-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root: > upgradepkg zlib-1.2.2-i486-1.tgz