Linked by Andrew Youll on Thu 7th Jul 2005 16:44 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption A serious security flaw has been identified in Zlib, a widely used data compression library. Fixes have begun to appear, but a large number of programs could be affected.
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It is relevant because Microsoft uses Zlib too.

The Linux, BSD, etc. guys are already patched (or at least have a patch available), but Microsoft can't do that so they are "looking into it". This means that your Windows box(es) are still vulnerable to the flaw while the OSS systems out there are not.

That's why the comparison is far from "rediculous"

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