upcoming release 6.1: old version of some core components

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Wed Apr 12 09:18:25 UTC 2006

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

>Alex, you would lose that bet, zlib 1.2.2 has a hole in it, it
>should have been replaced with 1.2.3  See the zlib website
>for more info.
>Nospam, good catch, if none of the hip-shooters here file a PR I'll
>get around to it the next time I get a running build off the
Sorry, I remain unconvinced.  Follow the bug links on the zlib home page 
and both contain "References" like this:

> ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:16.zlib.asc
> https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-569.html
> http://secunia.com/advisories/15949/

So unless the fixes somehow were un-made for 6.1, zlib is not 
vulnerable, regardless of whether the version number is 1.2.2 or 1.2.3.

If you or the OP still believe that there is a bug then talking to the 
security officer is surely the correct course of action. 

(I follow bugtraq and saw FreeBSD patch notices arrive soon after the 
zlib bugs were reported.  It's true, I could have missed later zlib 
bugs, but that's hard to do since you always get a slew of Linux update 
notices for any common package like this one.  So only shooting from the 
hip in an Billy-the-Kid-hit-anything-at-100-paces kind of way :-))


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