[Announce] GnuPG fix for included zlib

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Mar 15 15:56:05 CET 2002


As you probably all know, a security problem with the compress library
zlib has been found which affects a lot of software.  For details see:


and the security announcements for your OS.

GnuPG does also use zlib; however in most environments the system
provided zlib is used.  So an update to this system library is
sufficient to fix the problem in GnuPG.

On systems without a installed zlib, the GnuPG build process
automatically includes the zlib copy which come with it.  This may
also be forced by using the --with-included-zlib configure option.
On those systems, GnuPG needs to be updated!  A patch with
instructions is attached to this mail.

Note, that the MS-Windows version is also affected by this bug; an
updated binary package will be available soon.


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