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Debian Security Advisory DSA 428-1 (slocate)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.6

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to slocate announced via advisory DSA 428-1.

Insight

Insight

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.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20428-1

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