[UCI-Linux] Jesse Keating: [FLSA-2004:1232] Updated slocate resolves security vulnerabilites

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From: Jesse Keating <jkeating@j2solutions.net>
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To: fedora-legacy-announce@redhat.com
Subject: [FLSA-2004:1232] Updated slocate resolves security vulnerabilites
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 22:36:26 -0800
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               Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated slocate resolves security vulnerabilities
Advisory ID:       FLSA:1232
Issue date:        2004-02-11
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          Security
Cross references:  https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1232
CVE Names:         CAN-2003-0848, CAN-2003-0056
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1. Topic:

Updated slocate packages are now available that fix security 
vulnerabilities which may allow local users to gain "slocate" group 
privileges.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.2 - i386
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 8.0 - i386

3. Problem description:

Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate, designed to find files on
a system via a central database.

A vulnerability has been found in Slocate versions up to and including 2.7 
where a carefully crafted database could overflow a heap-based buffer. A 
local user could exploit this vulnerability to gain "slocate" group 
privileges and then read the entire slocate database. The Common 
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the 
name CAN-2003-0848 to this issue.

These packages also fix a buffer overflow that affected unpatched versions 
of Slocate prior to 2.7. This vulnerability could also allow a local user 
to gain "slocate" group privileges. The Common Vulnerabilities and 
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0056 to 
this issue.

Users of slocate should update to these update packages, which contain a 
backported security patch that corrects this issue.

Fedora Legacy would like to thank Patrik Hornik and Kevin Lindsay fir 
disclosing these issues, as well as Michael Schwendt for providing a 
backported fix for Red Hat Linux 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata 
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those 
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are 
not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you 
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains 
the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt.  Many 
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate 
RPMs being upgraded on your system.  This assumes that you have yum or 
apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit 
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/download for directions on how to configure 
yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1232 - slocate security fix rh72, rh73, rh80 / 
CAN-2003-0848

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.2:

SRPMS:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.2/updates/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.7.2.legacy.src.rpm
i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.2/updates/i386/slocate-2.7-1.7.2.legacy.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 7.3:

SRPMS:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.7.3.legacy.src.rpm
i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/slocate-2.7-1.7.3.legacy.i386.rpm

Red Hat Linux 8.0:

SRPMS:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.8.0.legacy.src.rpm
i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/8.0/updates/i386/slocate-2.7-1.8.0.legacy.i386.rpm

7. Verification:

SHA1 sum                                 Package Name
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50b9bf61a1c6066c2c0671cb9c38a18f07c9e5fa  
7.2/updates/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.7.2.legacy.src.rpm
47b001b499d89b75a8bad2dafb884d9c393c1e9a  
7.2/updates/i386/slocate-2.7-1.7.2.legacy.i386.rpm
 
b3654ebce54ae26617f2f18457fa9731542971ab  
7.3/updates/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.7.3.legacy.src.rpm
eae25387e00a671974e0c43aa5b7f478dd04636f  
7.3/updates/i386/slocate-2.7-1.7.3.legacy.i386.rpm
 
b2238d14cec50187139883c34265c905b8495109  
8.0/updates/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-1.8.0.legacy.src.rpm
a22d3b45922b0123a0ca9035dd9f66093d63651d  
8.0/updates/i386/slocate-2.7-1.8.0.legacy.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security.  Our key is 
available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

    rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or 
tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

    sha1sum <filename>

8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0848
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0056
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-041.html
https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1232

9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is <secnotice@fedoralegacy.org>. More 
project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org

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Jesse Keating RHCE	(http://geek.j2solutions.net)
Fedora Legacy Team	(http://www.fedoralegacy.org)
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