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Linux-Mandrake Security Update Advisory: slocate update

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 16:40:37 -0700
From: Linux Mandrake Security Team security@linux-mandrake.com
To: Linux Mandrake Security Announcements
security-announce@linux-mandrake.com
Subject: [Security Announce] MDKSA-2000:085 – slocate update


                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

Problem Description:

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.


Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the
integrity of the downloaded package. You can do this with the
command:
rpm –checksig package.rpm
You can get the GPG public key of the Linux-Mandrake Security Team
at
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/RPM-GPG-KEYS

If you use MandrakeUpdate, the verification of md5 checksum and GPG
signature is performed automatically for you.

Linux-Mandrake 6.0:
e7cf97e995637ccb44b6380f077158a4
6.0/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315
6.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 6.1:
f936734de53de01f560bfb21ade21d46
6.1/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315
6.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.0:
12cdf2c5967b33c47ea502fde3cb6eb7
7.0/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315
7.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.1:
86876e037c35ec71d60822fd83909a82
7.1/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315
7.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Linux-Mandrake 7.2:
9aef7c832bab7ce7c54779df4093ea77
7.2/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
a0ac029974980068cbe6ac3d6f4e71f9
7.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm


To upgrade automatically, use
<<MandrakeUpdate>>.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package
from one of our FTP server mirrors and uprade with “rpm -Uvh
package_name”.

You can download the updates directly from:

ftp://ftp.linux.tucows.com/pub/distributions/Mandrake/Mandrake/updates

ftp://ftp.free.fr/pub/Distributions_Linux/Mandrake/updates

Or try one of the other mirrors listed at:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3.

Updated packages are available in the “updates/[ver]/RPMS/”
directory. For example, if you are looking for an updated RPM
package for Linux-Mandrake 7.1, look for it in “updates/7.1/RPMS/”.
Updated source RPMs are available as well, but you generally do not
need to download them.

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours
to update, so if you want an immediate upgrade, please use one of
the two above-listed mirrors.

You can view other security advisories for Linux-Mandrake
at:

http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/security/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security@linux-mandrake.com


Linux-Mandrake has two security-related mailing list services
that anyone can subscribe to:

security-announce@linux-mandrake.com

Linux-Mandrake’s security announcements mailing list. Only
announcements are sent to this list and it is read-only.

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