[SECURITY] Fedora Core 1 Update: slocate-2.7-4

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Mon Jan 26 19:36:38 UTC 2004

Fedora Update Notification

Name        : slocate
Version     : 2.7                      
Release     : 4                  
Summary     : Finds files on a system via a central database.
Description :
Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate. Just like locate,
slocate searches through a central database (which is updated nightly)
for files which match a given pattern. Slocate allows you to quickly
find files anywhere on your system.

Update Information:

Patrik Hornik discovered a vulnerability in Slocate versions up to and
including 2.7 where a carefully crafted database could overflow a
heap-based buffer. A local user could exploit this vulnerability to gain
"slocate" group privileges and then read the entire slocate database. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CAN-2003-0848 to this issue.
Users of Slocate should upgrade to these packages which contain a
patch from Kevin Lindsay which causes slocate to drop privileges before
reading a user-supplied database.
* Wed Jan 21 2004 Mark Cox <mjc at redhat.com>

- drop privs for non slocate gid databases (CAN-2003-0848)
- update to 2.7

This update can be downloaded from:

01bf7fd37e5eeb0f4ec4bdc09a4f236e  SRPMS/slocate-2.7-4.src.rpm
ecec8659907bbbe65297b634d930b9ae  i386/slocate-2.7-4.i386.rpm
33661442e2657b361a64acac29e0cea8  i386/debug/slocate-debuginfo-2.7-4.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  

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