Zlib for IBM i is vulnerable to a denial of service attack due to memory corruption as described in the vulnerability details section. IBM i has addressed the vulnerability in Zlib with a fix as described in the remediation/fixes section.
DESCRIPTION: Zlib is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory corruption in the deflate operation. By using many distant matches, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/222615 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
|IBM i Release||5733-SC1 |
|PTF Download Link|
|7.4, 7.3, 7.2||SI80203||SI80203|
Important note: IBM recommends that all users running unsupported versions of affected products upgrade to supported and fixed version of affected products.
Workarounds and Mitigations
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28 Jun 2022: Initial Publication
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28 June 2022