Threat Encyclopedia

zlib.Library.inflateGetHeader.Handling.Buffer.Overflow

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This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in ZLib Compression Library.
The vulnerability is due to input validation error when processing gzip files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted request or file to a target application. Successful exploitation could result in arbitrary code execution in the context of the target application.

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zlib Software ZLib Compression Library 1.2.12 and prior

Impact logoImpact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://github.com/madler/zlib/commit/eff308af425b67093bab25f80f1ae950166bece1

CVE References

CVE-2022-37434