Bug 86599

Summary: CAN-2003-0107 zlib buffer overflow
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 Reporter: Mark J. Cox <mjc>
Component: zlibAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Description Mark J. Cox 2003-03-26 09:24:11 UTC
The function gzprintf within zlib, when called with a string longer than
Z_PRINTF_BUFZISE (= 4096 bytes), can overflow without giving a warning.

zlib-1.1.4 and earlier exhibit this behavior. There are no known exploits
of the gzprintf overrun, and only a few programs, including rpm2html
and gimp-print, are known to use the gzprintf function.

The problem has been fixed by checking the length of the output string
within gzprintf. 

This is CAN-2003-0107 and will be RHSA-2003:081

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-03-28 19:32:48 UTC
Needinfo so I don't have to stare at the duplicate bug.

Comment 2 Mark J. Cox 2003-05-29 08:34:49 UTC
Fixed by http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-081.html