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zlib Compression Remote DoS Vulnerability (B.11.00/B.11.11)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1542

zlib 1.2 and later versions allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted compressed stream with an incomplete code description of a length greater than 1 which leads to a buffer overflow as demonstrated using a crafted PNG file.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • HP-UX 11
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-2096
Product(s):
  • SecureShell