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Security Advisory slocate security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:345-24
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2005-09-28
Last updated on: 2005-09-28
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-2499

Details

An updated slocate package that fixes a denial of service and various bugs
is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate. Like locate, slocate
searches through a central database (updated nightly) for files that match
a given pattern. Slocate allows you to quickly find files anywhere on your
system.

A bug was found in the way slocate scans the local filesystem. A carefully
prepared directory structure could cause updatedb's file system scan to
fail silently, resulting in an incomplete slocate database. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2499
to this issue.

Additionally this update addresses the following issues:

- Files with a size of 2 GB and larger were not entered into the slocate
database.

- File system type exclusions were processed only when starting updatedb
and did not reflect file systems mounted while updatedb was running
(for example, automounted file systems).

- File system type exclusions were ignored for file systems that were
mounted to a path containing a symbolic link.

- Databases created by slocate were owned by the slocate group even if they
were created by regular users.

Users of slocate are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches and is not affected by these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 0652f2d48a5f5bc146f62ddf18a859a2
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/i386/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7d238c27081ed073269359e79319b7bd
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/x86_64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1086c5a84f92aecc5c29340ea1a8f218
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 0652f2d48a5f5bc146f62ddf18a859a2
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/i386/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7d238c27081ed073269359e79319b7bd
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/ia64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390fc703afec21d6244c6e2aa1414ec2
 
PPC:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/ppc/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.ppc.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: b07fd76ab3c6716c4253c74cb59c26a3
 
s390:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/s390/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.s390.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 86b77a7eadc28dbe7379728dc816a96e
 
s390x:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/s390x/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.s390x.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 4954e1ae86d8a391d44702f871dcfe49
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/x86_64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1086c5a84f92aecc5c29340ea1a8f218
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 0652f2d48a5f5bc146f62ddf18a859a2
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/i386/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7d238c27081ed073269359e79319b7bd
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/ia64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390fc703afec21d6244c6e2aa1414ec2
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/x86_64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1086c5a84f92aecc5c29340ea1a8f218
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/SRPMS/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 0652f2d48a5f5bc146f62ddf18a859a2
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/i386/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 7d238c27081ed073269359e79319b7bd
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/ia64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 390fc703afec21d6244c6e2aa1414ec2
 
x86_64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/public/NULL/slocate/2.7-3.RHEL3.6/x86_64/slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6.x86_64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 1086c5a84f92aecc5c29340ea1a8f218
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

132571 - Files > 2 GB are not entered into slocate data base
139950 - slocate collects .automount files over nfs
169453 - CAN-2005-2499 slocate DOS


References


Keywords

automount, updatedb


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