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Mandrake A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in slocate by team USG.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

Package name:           slocate
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:015
Date:                   February 5th, 2003

Affected versions:      8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 9.0

Problem Description:

 A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in slocate by team USG.
 The overflow appears when slocate is used with the -c and -r 
 parameters, using a 1024 (or 10240) byte string.  This has been 
 corrected in slocate version 2.7.


Updated Packages:
 Mandrake Linux 8.0:
 5baaca0c9cc000a0e8f1fb92623440f2  8.0/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a214767ebd21a0abf2b3a0eedd05d5bb  8.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.0/PPC:
 7c9478ef57bc4db0fb460df429e21b0c  ppc/8.0/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 a214767ebd21a0abf2b3a0eedd05d5bb  ppc/8.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1:
 4f58bc73e4f63394f20059bd47fe1e89  8.1/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a214767ebd21a0abf2b3a0eedd05d5bb  8.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
 528cc4fd94ff389388dd45c8e1dca6f4  ia64/8.1/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
 a214767ebd21a0abf2b3a0eedd05d5bb  ia64/8.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2:
 9db2f05b4bf339295ba162aab90b559e  8.2/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
 a214767ebd21a0abf2b3a0eedd05d5bb  8.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
 9a8292e6a09676e54492824f28e3bfa9  ppc/8.2/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
 a214767ebd21a0abf2b3a0eedd05d5bb  ppc/8.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
 f400580184fcedab1b91fae6d7ce3b26  9.0/RPMS/slocate-2.7-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
 8a39b27b8f9a3c6e475182e33c27e7e7  9.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.2mdk.src.rpm

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig 

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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