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Name : slocate
Version : 2.7
Release : 4
Summary : Finds files on a system via a central database.
Description :
Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate. Just like locate, slocate searches through a central database (which is updated nightly) for files which match a given pattern. Slocate allows you to quickly find files anywhere on your system.

Update Information:

Patrik Hornik discovered a vulnerability 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.

Users of Slocate should upgrade to these packages which contain a patch from Kevin Lindsay which causes slocate to drop privileges before reading a user-supplied database.

* Wed Jan 21 2004 Mark Cox (mjc redhat com)

- drop privs for non slocate gid databases (CAN-2003-0848)
- update to 2.7

This update can be downloaded from:

48a9f6409ede89470dbeb9c9be3bbb42 SRPMS/slocate-2.7-4.src.rpm
5cecdaa91d6f26d0285592620d13ac9d i386/slocate-2.7-4.i386.rpm
b4e7fab0377000fabdd136dbe99a8cea i386/debug/slocate-debuginfo-2.7-4.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command. You may need to edit your up2date channels configuration. Within /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources enable the following line:
yum updates-testing http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/testing/fedora-core-1