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by Nikola Strahija on February 2nd, 2002 There are two problems with the gzip archiving program; the first is a crash when an input file name is over 1020 characters, and the second is a buffer overflow that could be exploited if gzip is run on a server such as an FTP server. The patch applied is from the gzip developers and the problems have been fixed in the latest beta.


Updated Packages:

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
3f6150749a54bf1b23883aef86a56d3b 7.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.i586.rpm
66a43cdb4e1aa47cd21c73fd2ce7486b 7.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
d8cbd0398f776074a1966306d4d4ec01 7.2/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f 7.2/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0:
62856680235f87c6ad3327d5b7fa0dbb 8.0/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f 8.0/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.0/ppc:
a8390f5cffaa178e4d072a15c16d44e9 ppc/8.0/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.ppc.rpm
462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f ppc/8.0/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
0c4bd47c8314d2df3b5dd98476a75c80 8.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f 8.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/ia64:
ac92d89175214285cf11d2663744a040 ia64/8.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.ia64.rpm
462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f ia64/8.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1:
3f6150749a54bf1b23883aef86a56d3b 1.0.1/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.i586.rpm
66a43cdb4e1aa47cd21c73fd2ce7486b 1.0.1/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.2mdk.src.rpm

Single Network Firewall 7.2:
d8cbd0398f776074a1966306d4d4ec01 snf7.2/RPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.i586.rpm
462664bd9f12cda8e73160ffff98770f snf7.2/SRPMS/gzip-1.2.4a-9.1mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):


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