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 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
  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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