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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-2096

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.
Publish Date : 2005-07-06 Last Update Date : 2012-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Vendor Statements

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

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2006-06-30 2005-07-06
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-2096 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20052096 unix
RHSA-2005:569: zlib security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005569 unix
RHSA-2005:569: zlib security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050569 unix
zlib 1.2 and later versions allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted compressed stream... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11500 unix
zlib Compression Remote DoS Vulnerability (B.11.23) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1262 unix
zlib Compression Remote DoS Vulnerability (B.11.00/B.11.11) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1542 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-2096

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Zlib 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Zlib 1.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Zlib 1.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Zlib 3

- References For CVE-2005-2096

ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/SCOSA-2006.6/SCOSA-2006.6.txt
SCO SCOSA-2006.6
http://secunia.com/advisories/17225
SECUNIA 17225
http://secunia.com/advisories/17054
SECUNIA 17054
http://secunia.com/advisories/17236
SECUNIA 17236
http://secunia.com/advisories/17326
SECUNIA 17326
http://secunia.com/advisories/17516
SECUNIA 17516
http://secunia.com/advisories/18377
SECUNIA 18377
http://secunia.com/advisories/18406
SECUNIA 18406
http://secunia.com/advisories/18507
SECUNIA 18507
http://secunia.com/advisories/24788
SECUNIA 24788
http://secunia.com/advisories/19597
SECUNIA 19597
http://secunia.com/advisories/19550
SECUNIA 19550
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:112
MANDRAKE MDKSA-2005:112
http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1026
DEBIAN DSA-1026
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-016.htm CONFIRM
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:196
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2005:196
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482949/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071029 Re: Windows binary of "GSview 4.8" contain vulnerable zlib (CAN-2005-2096)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482601/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071021 Re: Windows binary of "GSview 4.8" contain vulnerable zlib (CAN-2005-2096)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482571/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071020 Re: Windows binary of "GSview 4.8" contain vulnerable zlib (CAN-2005-2096)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482505/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071018 Official Windows binaries of "curl" contain vulnerable zlib 1.2.2 (CAN-2005-2096)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482503/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071018 Windows binary of "GSview 4.8" contain vulnerable zlib (CAN-2005-2096)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:070
MANDRIVA MDKSA-2006:070
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-05:16.zlib.asc
FREEBSD FreeBSD-SA-05:16.zlib
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/24064
XF hpux-secure-shell-dos(24064)
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-9916286-patch.html CONFIRM
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/esx-3616065-patch.html CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/usn/usn-151-3
UBUNTU USN-151-3
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/482950/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20071029 Windows binary of "Virtual Floppy Drive 2.1" contains vulnerable zlib (CAN-2005-2096)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/421411/100/0/threaded
HP HPSBUX02090
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-18.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200509-18
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-797
DEBIAN DSA-797
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-740
DEBIAN DSA-740
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-101989-1
SUNALERT 101989
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-05.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200507-05
http://secunia.com/advisories/15949
SECUNIA 15949
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=162680
FEDORA FLSA:162680
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=162391
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1267
VUPEN ADV-2007-1267
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/0144
VUPEN ADV-2006-0144
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/0978
VUPEN ADV-2005-0978
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-148-1
UBUNTU USN-148-1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce//2008/Nov/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-11-13
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2005//Aug/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-08-17
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2005/Aug/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-08-15
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3298 CONFIRM
http://securitytracker.com/id?1014398
SECTRACK 1014398
http://secunia.com/advisories/32706
SECUNIA 32706
http://secunia.com/advisories/31492
SECUNIA 31492
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0629.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0629
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14162
BID 14162 Zlib Compression Library Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-13
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-569.html
REDHAT RHSA-2005:569
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/680620
CERT-VN VU#680620

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-2096

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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