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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   slocate Vendors:   Lindsay, Kevin
(Mandrake Issues Fix) slocate Buffer Management Error May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1008834
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1008834
CVE Reference:   CVE-2003-0848   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 23 2004
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6 and prior versions
Description:   A buffer management vulnerability was reported in slocate. A local user may be able to gain elevated privileges on the target system.

Patrik Hornik reported that a heap overflow may let a local user execute arbitrary code with 'slocate' group privileges. The flaw reportedly resides in 'main.c', where some dynamically allocated memory may not be properly freed.

Impact:   A local user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed with set group id (setgid) 'slocate' privileges. With those privileges, the local user can view a list of all files on the system.
Solution:   Mandrake has released a fix.

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

Vendor URL:  www.geekreview.org/slocate/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Mandriva/Mandrake)
Underlying OS Comments:  9.1, 9.2, Corporate Server 2.1

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Oct 6 2003 slocate Buffer Management Error May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  MDKSA-2004:004 - Updated slocate packages fix vulnerability


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 _______________________________________________________________________

                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.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0848
 ______________________________________________________________________

 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:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

 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 www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

 Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
 update.

 You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

 MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
 anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
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 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
  <security linux-mandrake.com>
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