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[TSVN] Re: zlib security flaw?

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-07-07 15:22:31 CEST

Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> wrote on 07/07/2005 09:18:55 AM:

> Does anyone know any details about this?
>
>
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1834632,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
>
> The article was posted last night and is on their front page. However,
> the problem sounds exactly like the problem fixed in zlib 1.2.2. Did
> eWeek just pick up an old story or is there a new bug? I do not see a
new
> version of zlib, but the article does say that the fix is not posted
yet.
>
> Since new Windows binaries will soon be posted, as well as a new version

> of TortoiseSVN, we should probably clear this up so that if there is a
fix
> it is included.

Sorry. I should have used Google instead of just searching at CERT. It
looks like it is a real, new bug.

http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3994
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-05.xml

Even though I do not think a Subversion client would be particularly
vulnerable to this problem, we should probably hold any Windows releases
until there is a fix since zlib is linked statically in the Windows
binaries.

Mark

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