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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for zlib (DLA-2968-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 months ago

Modified

Modified

4 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'zlib' package(s) announced via the DLA-2968-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

One security issue has been found in a compression library zlib. Danilo Ramos discovered that incorrect memory handling in zlib's deflate handling could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code if specially crafted input is processed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'zlib' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1:1.2.8.dfsg-5+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your zlib packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)