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Re: [RHSA-2002:026-35] Vulnerability in zlib library
From: Tomasz Ostrowski <tometzky () batory org pl>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 12:04:19 +0100

It seems that RedHat in its "Vulnerability in zlib library" advisory [1]
has forgotten to write that a "rpm" program is staticly linked with zlib
and needs to be recompiled.

I have used find-zlib perl script [2] (linked from the zlib homepage [3])
to find out which programs use staticly linked zlib and got the
following output on "rpm" binary:

| rpm: inflate version: "1.1.3 Copyright 1995-1998 Mark Adler"
| rpm: zlib cplens table, little endian
| rpm: zlib cplext table (version 1.0.5 to 1.1.4)



[1] http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2002-026.html
        I think it was never posted to BugTraq

[2] http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/files/fw/find-zlib
        find-zlib - scan for zlib tables in compiled code
        Copyright (C) 2002 RUS-CERT, University of Stuttgart.
        Written by Florian Weimer <Weimer () CERT Uni-Stuttgart DE>.

[3] http://www.gzip.org/zlib/


Sorry for my English...

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