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Re: bazarr slocate
From: Matt Zimmerman <mdz () debian org>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 18:45:26 -0400

On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 12:16:19PM -0700, bazarr () ziplip com wrote:

dey vuln to dis bug wich could let a hacker gain root on machine.
[...]
using for long time to gain root on machines, but its time for this bug 
[...]
xploit for popular program shipped wid debian by default wich allow
hackers to gain root is comming soon.

slocate in Debian is shipped setgid slocate only, so even if the user works
hard to make themselves vulnerable by recompiling the kernel to use an
absurd limit, an exploit only exposes read-only access to the slocate
database (a list of files on the system).  It does _not_ grant root access
by any means.

-rwxr-sr-x    1 root     slocate     24664 2003-02-17 22:59 /usr/bin/slocate

-- 
 - mdz


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