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    Debian: slocate Heap buffer overflow

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    This vulnerability could grant a local attacker "slocate" group privileges, which can access the list of all file pathnames on the system.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 428-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
    January 20th, 2004             
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    Package        : slocate
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0848
    A vulnerability was discovered in slocate, a program to index and
    search for files, whereby a specially crafted database could overflow
    a heap-based buffer.  This vulnerability could be exploited by a local
    attacker to gain the privileges of the "slocate" group, which can
    access the global database containing a list of pathnames of all files
    on the system, including those which should only be visible to
    privileged users.
    This problem, and a category of potential similar problems, have been
    fixed by modifying slocate to drop privileges before reading a
    user-supplied database.
    For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
    fixed in version 2.6-1.3.2.
    For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon.
    Refer to Debian bug #226103 for status information.
    We recommend that you update your slocate package.
    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 c7f271bba7c5a72afb00d43c23a04b79
          Size/MD5 checksum:     7956 4e7a025fe5ec8239ae851dc68a533332
          Size/MD5 checksum:    69213 08b1902323d686130a6daaca1fac61fc
      Alpha architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28252 48d6e572d33b4c323287ef1ff5e518a9
      ARM architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25738 6fa6e7d8e667fb177e957bcdd55180a6
      Intel IA-32 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25236 f933cdc3212314e1ac466c9c7a475783
      Intel IA-64 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    31678 ec2b14f300b9d3f8ef181fcf098f2321
      HP Precision architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    27342 e381228bd7f449cef8f83e9650780f40
      Motorola 680x0 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    24766 9c97e390e83c686c55a62ed6e4de9b89
      Big endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26036 aeeb915edaed844e6660c3e8357d1500
      Little endian MIPS architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    25592 fabe9486658781a7584a583e07370442
      PowerPC architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26132 cfc21b52bf0b7cb709d8d885747eedee
      IBM S/390 architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    26196 1cf03d61937b7fc9763939fe1ee799a4
      Sun Sparc architecture:
          Size/MD5 checksum:    28456 ad26841de8d50097e83d2f8111b965f5
      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
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