Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
6.1 i586 , 6.0 i586 , 7.0 i586 , 7.1 i586 , 7.2 i586

Problem description

Michael Kaempf reported a security problem in slocate (a secure version of locate, a tool to quickly locate files on a filesystem) on bugtraq which was originally discovered by zorgon. He discovered that there was a bug in the database reading code which made it overwrite an internal structure with some input. He then showed this could be exploited to trick slocate into executing arbitrary code by pointing it to a carefully crafted database.

Updated packages

6.1 i586

 f936734de53de01f560bfb21ade21d46  6.1/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315  6.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

6.0 i586

 e7cf97e995637ccb44b6380f077158a4  6.0/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315  6.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

7.0 i586

 12cdf2c5967b33c47ea502fde3cb6eb7  7.0/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315  7.0/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

7.1 i586

 86876e037c35ec71d60822fd83909a82  7.1/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.i586.rpm
b5136dee9c73e46ce9b5b322ec267315  7.1/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.2mdk.src.rpm

7.2 i586

 9aef7c832bab7ce7c54779df4093ea77  7.2/RPMS/slocate-2.4-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
a0ac029974980068cbe6ac3d6f4e71f9  7.2/SRPMS/slocate-2.4-1.1mdk.src.rpm