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[SECURITY] [DSA 252-1] New slocate packages fix local root exploit

by Nikola Strahija on February 22nd, 2003 A problem has been discovered in slocate, a secure locate replacement. A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to execute arbitrary code as superuser.


Debian Security Advisory DSA 252-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
February 21st, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : slocate
Vulnerability : buffer overflow
Problem-Type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0056

A problem has been discovered in slocate, a secure locate replacement.
A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to execute
arbitrary code as superuser.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 2.6-1.3.1.

The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your slocate package immediately.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 550 9ade1dcc6d5185c9acddd8b487d5d28b
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 7058 a7ac6632dc02e1e26ad9f5cb462cced7
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 69213 08b1902323d686130a6daaca1fac61fc

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 28100 44eccd6ca90b61996b50eb396456f798

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25290 52d54dacf94f35519fbfb8d5a2ebd8a9

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 24788 9c9121191ee8ce7321bda76b3bb0c8fa

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 31100 039ee8d8218e953d51a3514d9318f2d6

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 26822 0ad73800a4c0c19518cad0aa3768f1c6

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 24338 2eb37c351a989dd14d9ad84fe6f3176b

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25656 85426c291c393fec878012afdcf85aaf

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25592 fabe9486658781a7584a583e07370442

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25658 08a2aa276b88ed5335c2e0ff8650c696

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 25710 956dbf8e147bd1f31ffa3fa43c3e31d4

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/s/slocate/slocate_2.6-1.3.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 27604 10aa9aff27a87f88d78b57b33ae5b2d5


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;

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