Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: slocate updateDec 19, 2000, 00:22 (0 Talkback[s])
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 16:40:37 -0700
Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory
Package name: slocate Date: December 18th, 2000 Advisory ID: MDKSA-2000:085 Affected versions: 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2
Michael Kaempf reported a security problem in slocate (a secure version of locate, a tool to quickly locate files on a filesystem) on bugtraq which was originally discovered by zorgon. He discovered that there was a bug in the database reading code which made it overwrite an internal structure with some input. He then showed this could be exploited to trick slocate into executing arbitrary code by pointing it to a carefully crafted database.
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