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430650: CVE-2005-2096 zlib DoS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2005-2096 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (zlib) RHSA-2005:569 2005-07-06
Red Hat Satellite 5.0 (RHEL v.4 AS) (rhn-solaris-bootstrap) RHSA-2008:0264 2008-05-20
Red Hat Satellite 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) (rhn-solaris-bootstrap) RHSA-2008:0629 2008-08-13
Red Hat Satellite v 4.2 (RHEL v.3 AS) RHSA-2008:0525 2008-06-30
Red Hat Satellite v 4.2 (RHEL v.4 AS) RHSA-2008:0525 2008-06-30
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