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----------------- 6 Oct. 2006 - update ---------------------- Previous source patch (gzip.1.3.3.patch) was revised to gzip-6294656-6283819-diff Security issue CVE-2006-4334 synopsis: gzip multiple issues (CVE-2006-4335, CVE-2006-4336 , CVE-2006-4337, CVE-2006-4338) Is fixed by gzip-security-diff "gzip --version" info is updated by gzip.c-message-diff ------------------- original text --------------------------- The version of Gzip contained in this gate, 1.3.3, is the latest version released by the official maintainers. Following the release of this version, a number of issues were discovered which affected Solaris and for which it was deemed important to release a patch. However, the Gzip source code is no longer being maintained by the community. As a result, the diff file gzip-1.3.3.patch was created which contains the differences between our released version and the current official release. This is applied using gpatch during the build process. In order to distinguish the Sun patched version from the official community version, the version number as reported by the utility at runtime has been changed to: 1.3.3-patch.1 If in the future a new official version of Gzip is released, it should be determined whether that later version still contains the problems fixed by this patch. If it does not, this patch can be removed from the gate and the build process when the later version is integrated into the gate. If they are still present, this patch will have to be modified to be applicable to that later version before it is integrated into the gate. The patch file contains the following changes: 1) configure : The version number used during build time has been modifed as described above. 2) gzip.c: [ 6283819 gzip TOCTOU file-permissions vulnerability ] The code for this fix came from the patch used by the Debian community to address the same issue in their distribution, and was extracted from the patch downloaded from: http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.2-3woody5.diff.gz 3) gzip.c: [ 6294656 gzip vulnerability <=1.3.5: a malicious archive may write unintended files when uncompressed with -N ] The code for this fix came from the patch used by the Debian community to address the same issue in their distribution, and was extracted from the patch downloaded from: http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gzip/gzip_1.3.2-3woody5.diff.gz