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[ale] zlib security problem



>From slashdot come distressing news:

 "CNET is reporting that there is a buffer overflow problem  with zlib
in linux, which is used for network compression. Supposedly, someone
could remotely cause a buffer overflow through mozilla, X11 and many
other programs." The advisory from Red Hat is available.

http://www.linuxsecurity.com/advisories/redhat_advisory-1963.html has
the advisory and links to the update packages for RedHat. I'm not sure
if this is RedHat specific (I don't think so), but the security
implications of hitting a crafted png image on a website and having a
backdoor inserted is very unnerving.
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