Patches & Updates Zlib Security Update



27 Jan 2004

A vulnerability found in the error handling mechanisms of the decompression functions in the zlib compression library (more details..)

You can eliminate it by upgrading zlib to 1.2.2 from http://www.zlib.net. Make sure to perform this update on each Unix box of the H-Sphere cluster.

To compile it from source:

  1. Log in as root and download the source:
  2. Linux
    wget http://www.zlib.net/zlib-1.2.2.tar.gz
    FreeBSD
    fetch http://www.zlib.net/zlib-1.2.2.tar.gz
  3. Unpack the archive:
  4. tar -zxf zlib-1.2.2.tar.gz
  5. Enter the unpacked directory:
  6. cd zlib-1.2.2
  7. Configure and install the package:
  8. ./configure --prefix=/usr --shared && make && make install

 



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