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Linux kernel, Netscape affected by major zlib security vulnerability
New security problem uncovered
cyril kearney




msg:914142
 12:41 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

Here is the url explaining it.
[newsforge.com...]

 

littleman




msg:914143
 12:57 am on Mar 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

The latest version of zlib (1.1.4) has the fix for applications that are dynamically linked. You could get it here [gzip.org]. I'll post when I come across some rpms with the fix.

littleman




msg:914144
 5:41 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Looks like Microsoft is also using zlib in some of there applications. Zlib is licensed under the BSD so they are within their legal rights to use the code.

The folks who maintain this code are doing a superb job at addressing this vulnerable. Check out:
[gzip.org...]

You'll find a list of programs that use zlib, and they wrote some scripts that will help you find the statically linked binaries.

So far there is just a source rpm available at rpmfind [rpmfind.net], I'm sure the binaries will be out soon.

littleman




msg:914145
 6:14 am on Mar 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mandrake has a list of recompiled rpms with the security updates here [linux-mandrake.com]

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