Subject: Re: lib/32119: recently introduced zlib bugs
To: None <,,>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/20/2005 11:24:04
The following reply was made to PR lib/32119; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: lib/32119: recently introduced zlib bugs
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 12:23:39 +0100

 > >Fix:
 > unknown.  I have verified that if I undo the 1.9 to 1.10 change to inftrees.c
 > that I'm able to gunzip the file in question (correctly) again, but that leaves
 > the issue that this change was supposed to fix.
 I think we will have to bit some day and move forward to a supported zlib
 version. We are at 1.1.4 with lots of patches, official is 1.2.3. The 1.2
 series did not have a good security track so far, but importing random fixes
 from third parties for the unsupported version in tree is not much better,
 In my (limited) experience in other applications (outside NetBSD) the upgrade
 to the 1.2.x series also brought a significant performance boost.