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Mandrake This could be exploited by a local user to gain privileges of the 'slocate' group. The updated packages contain a patch from Kevin Lindsay that causes slocate to drop privileges before reading a user-supplied database.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

 Package name:           slocate
 Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2004:004
 Date:                   January 23rd, 2004

 Affected versions:	 9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1

 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered by Patrik Hornik in slocate versions up
 to and including 2.7 where a carefully crafted database could overflow
 a heap-based buffer.  This could be exploited by a local user to gain
 privileges of the 'slocate' group.  The updated packages contain a
 patch from Kevin Lindsay that causes slocate to drop privileges before
 reading a user-supplied database.


 Updated Packages:

 Corporate Server 2.1:
 671ffe86f5f126c12cef97de694a382c  corporate/2.1/RPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.C21mdk.i586.rpm
 a8bc7ae36c40ab05cda054c0faee616a  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Corporate Server 2.1/x86_64:
 4ef15319c849f40ee280a78809e2792e  x86_64/corporate/2.1/RPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.C21mdk.x86_64.rpm
 a8bc7ae36c40ab05cda054c0faee616a  x86_64/corporate/2.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.C21mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
 178a0c6c116e64c67887c56fcf8f24ff  9.1/RPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.91mdk.i586.rpm
 b33e093e2178db9b22b8c7dc84f506d2  9.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
 d77bee6d3e3dfb380b78feedb2647f51  ppc/9.1/RPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.91mdk.ppc.rpm
 b33e093e2178db9b22b8c7dc84f506d2  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.91mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2:
 d84f9a28b73dce95ef8948efcec4129b  9.2/RPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.92mdk.i586.rpm
 c69b0fd21ff789e387609eef25765f07  9.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.92mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.2/AMD64:
 6ebc353d5ea7c470dfc23020fc29d80a  amd64/9.2/RPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.92mdk.amd64.rpm
 c69b0fd21ff789e387609eef25765f07  amd64/9.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-2.1.92mdk.src.rpm

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

 A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

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

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

 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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