[Scribus] Warning: Buffer overflow vulnerability not only in Adobe Reader, also zlib

Andreas Vox vox
Fri Jul 8 00:36:03 CEST 2005


While we are at it, the Gentoo team reported a similar error in zlib:


This is far worse because zlib is jused in many places and might be 
compiled statically into other programs or libraries, making them also 

Zlib is used for example for the PNG and TIFF file formats, and Scribus 
(de)compresses .sla.gz files with it.

If any exploits for this vulnerabilty show up, Internet will become 
*very* insecure. Anyone should do the respective security updates for 
zlib, web browsers and image programs as soon as they become available; 
and be extremely careful in the meantime.


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