vulnerable zlib in testing?
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Sep 12 08:20:20 PDT 2004
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 08:00:11 -0700
"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> I am more concerned about CVS having an embedded zlib, and it not
> being the one that we build as part of LFS. Should we change the book
> to force CVS to use the system's zlib, even if it still links
Well, yes, but that's a BLFS issue of course - last time I looked we
didn't install CVS as part of an _LFS_ install :) Anyway, for what it's
worth I've just installed the latest version of CVS and it still links
to the in-tree zlib (1.1.4) statically. Moreover, I didn't see a switch
to ./configure that enables one to use the system installed zlib. This
particular DoS is only applicable to 1.2.x versions anyway, but then
1.1.4 is prone to other security issues anyhow!
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