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    SubjectRe: zlib vulnerability and modutils
    On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 12:04:53AM +0000, you [David Woodhouse] wrote:
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    > vherva@niksula.hut.fi said:
    > > Is there a patch for the kernel ppp zlib implementation available
    > > somewhere? I'd like to patch the kernels I'm running rather than
    > > stuffing a random vendor kernel to the boxes...
    >
    > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/dwmw2/linux-2.4.19-shared-zlib.bz2
    >
    > That's a backport of the shared zlib from 2.5.6. As it does all its
    > memory allocation beforehand, I _assume_ it doesn't suffer the same problem.

    Thanks.

    > It may be a little more intrusive than you wanted though.

    Quite possibly -- at least considering that some of the kernels I run are
    still 2.2.x and even 2.0.x...

    I'll have a look anyway.


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