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Debian: slocate arbitrary code execution vulnerability Print E-mail
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Debian A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to execute arbitrary code as superuser.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 252-1                                        Martin Schulze
February 21st, 2003            
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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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      550 9ade1dcc6d5185c9acddd8b487d5d28b
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7058 a7ac6632dc02e1e26ad9f5cb462cced7
      Size/MD5 checksum:    69213 08b1902323d686130a6daaca1fac61fc

  Alpha architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    28100 44eccd6ca90b61996b50eb396456f798

  ARM architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25290 52d54dacf94f35519fbfb8d5a2ebd8a9

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    24788 9c9121191ee8ce7321bda76b3bb0c8fa

  Intel IA-64 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    31100 039ee8d8218e953d51a3514d9318f2d6

  HP Precision architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    26822 0ad73800a4c0c19518cad0aa3768f1c6

  Motorola 680x0 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    24338 2eb37c351a989dd14d9ad84fe6f3176b

  Big endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25656 85426c291c393fec878012afdcf85aaf

  Little endian MIPS architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25592 fabe9486658781a7584a583e07370442

  PowerPC architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25658 08a2aa276b88ed5335c2e0ff8650c696

  IBM S/390 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:    25710 956dbf8e147bd1f31ffa3fa43c3e31d4

  Sun Sparc architecture:
      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 stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and

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