January 5, 2001

Conectiva Linux - slocate update

Author: JT Smith

From HelpNetSecurity: "slocate" is a program which catalogues existing files and allows for a quick lookup later.
There is a vulnerability present in previous versions. By giving it a crafted database, an
attacker could make slocate execute arbitrary code as the "slocate" user. Additionally, a
bug which caused slocate to segfault with large pathnames was fixed.

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