slocate Update for Debian
Posted on: 02/21/2003 08:10 PM
A new security update for Debian GNU/Linux has been releasedDSA-252-1 slocate -- buffer overflow
A problem has been discovered in slocate, a secure locate replacement. A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to execute arbitrary code as superuser.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.6-1.3.1.
The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected by this problem.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.7-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your slocate package immediately.Read more