Bug 62052 - Does the netscape libflashplugin.so use an insecure zlib ??
Summary: Does the netscape libflashplugin.so use an insecure zlib ??
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-03-27 00:45 UTC by Alan Cox
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-20 18:32:54 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:026 low SHIPPED_LIVE : Updated Netscape packages are now available 2003-06-20 04:00:00 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2003:027 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: netscape security update 2003-07-09 04:00:00 UTC

Description Alan Cox 2002-03-27 00:45:43 UTC
strings /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so | grep zlib

Doing a primitive check with objdump it appears to be an old version of zlib and
probably one with the holes.

Does anyone know if the netscape folks updated it to the new zlib ?

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-03-27 19:52:17 UTC
Since netscape hasn't updated anything yet, no, they haven't.
Putting in 'needinfo' as the closest thing we have to 'needsomeoneelse'ssoftware'.

Comment 2 Alan Cox 2002-03-27 19:58:04 UTC
Should we pull the netscape 4 package from 7.3 final ? Without a fix its plain
dangerous to go around shipping exploitable web browsers

Comment 3 Alan Cox 2002-12-18 16:48:52 UTC
Killed for 8.0 thankfully

Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2003-04-02 23:04:51 UTC
Should this be closed then?

Comment 5 Mark J. Cox 2003-04-23 12:54:29 UTC
Leaving open since the flashplayer shipped with 7.2 and 7.3 is still vulnerable
to this issue.  No exploits for the zlib issue in flashplayer have been spotted.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-20 18:32:54 UTC
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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