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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - slocate

Jan 04, 2001, 21:38 (0 Talkback[s])

Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 16:19:03 -0200
From: secure@CONECTIVA.COM.BR
To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: [CLA-2001:369] Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - slocate


CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT



PACKAGE   : slocate
SUMMARY   : Arbitrary code execution with 'slocate' privileges
DATE      : 2001-01-04 16:18:00
ID        : CLA-2001:369
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 4.0, 4.0es, 4.1, 4.2, 5.0, prg gráficos, ecommerce, 5.1, 6.0


DESCRIPTION
"slocate" is a program which catalogues existing files and allows for a quick lookup later. There is a vulnerability present in previous versions. By giving it a crafted database, an attacker could make slocate execute arbitrary code as the "slocate" user. Additionally, a bug which caused slocate to segfault with large pathnames was fixed.

SOLUTION
All users should upgrade the slocate package.

Thanks to zorgon, Michel Kaempf and the author, Kevin Lindsay.

DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.0es/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.1/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/4.2/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.0/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/5.1/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/6.0/RPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/ecommerce/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/SRPMS/slocate-2.5-2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/ferramentas/graficas/i386/slocate-2.5-2cl.i386.rpm

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform upgrades:
- add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

rpm [cncbr]
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade
Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions on how to import it can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en