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Security Update: [CSSA-2003-009.0] Linux: slocate command line buffer overflows
From: security () sco com
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 13:19:46 -0800

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                        SCO Security Advisory

Subject:                Linux: slocate command line buffer overflows
Advisory number:        CSSA-2003-009.0
Issue date:             2003 March 06
Cross reference:

1. Problem Description

        The slocate command suffers from two command line buffer

2. Vulnerable Supported Versions

        System                          Package

        OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server          prior to slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation     prior to slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        OpenLinux 3.1 Server            prior to slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation       prior to slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

3. Solution

        The proper solution is to install the latest packages. Many
        customers find it easier to use the Caldera System Updater, called
        cupdate (or kcupdate under the KDE environment), to update these
        packages rather than downloading and installing them by hand.

4. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Server

        4.1 Package Location


        4.2 Packages

        d357c2ee6bd94601dc6be091ddf8082e        slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        4.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        4.4 Source Package Location


        4.5 Source Packages

        7125d9ef9ec4c3285112fbfabf239a5f        slocate-2.6-3.src.rpm

5. OpenLinux 3.1.1 Workstation

        5.1 Package Location


        5.2 Packages

        685e16e765ceaed906a59e65860848b2        slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        5.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        5.4 Source Package Location


        5.5 Source Packages

        4f513aebf7046701c41eee72f8e15c2a        slocate-2.6-3.src.rpm

6. OpenLinux 3.1 Server

        6.1 Package Location


        6.2 Packages

        ce609a2df9f795106913c60a86c30427        slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        6.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        6.4 Source Package Location


        6.5 Source Packages

        6e0da763e91bf91362d2521ef471c457        slocate-2.6-3.src.rpm

7. OpenLinux 3.1 Workstation

        7.1 Package Location


        7.2 Packages

        239f88e2ba4d1db53cd49e8ab5d22b28        slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        7.3 Installation

        rpm -Fvh slocate-2.6-3.i386.rpm

        7.4 Source Package Location


        7.5 Source Packages

        1bd5b95650c530fbe48d58d7bdc2dd8d        slocate-2.6-3.src.rpm

8. References

        Specific references for this advisory:


        SCO security resources:


        This security fix closes SCO incidents sr873878, fz527219,
        erg712211, erg712226.

9. Disclaimer

        SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information
        we provide on this website and/or through our security
        advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended
        to promote secure installation and use of SCO products.

10. Acknowledgements

        Knight420 and Gregory Duchemin <c3rb3r () hotmail com> discovered
        and investigated these vulnerabilities.


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