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[TSVN] Re: zlib security flaw?

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-08 06:39:29 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:

>Mark Phippard <MarkP@softlanding.com> wrote on 07/07/2005 09:18:55 AM:
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>>Does anyone know any details about this?
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>http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1834632,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
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>>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
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>new
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>>version of zlib, but the article does say that the fix is not posted
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>yet.
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>>Since new Windows binaries will soon be posted, as well as a new version
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>>of TortoiseSVN, we should probably clear this up so that if there is a
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>fix
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>>it is included.
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>Sorry. I should have used Google instead of just searching at CERT. It
>looks like it is a real, new bug.
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>http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3994
>http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-05.xml
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>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.
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Well aargh, I wish someone would post the patch, too, then I'd just fix
my local copy of zlib-1.2.2 a
nd not waste time with the binaries (as I've been doing since an hour ago).

Then again, if I'd read the list posts more often...

*sigh*

-- Brane

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