zlib-1.2.3 fixes security vulnerabilities in LFS-6.1

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jul 27 14:01:21 PDT 2005

Hi folks,

The security patch used in LFS-6.1 fixed an input verification problem 
in zlib (CAN-2005-2096).  However, additional ways that a disrupted 
stream could cause a buffer overflow and crash an application that uses 
zlib were found by Markus Oberhumer.  It is therefore recommended that 
zlib be upgraded to 1.2.3 in order to fix the problem.



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