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Fedora Core 1 2004-059: slocate

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the slocate package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-059 (slocate).

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 permits 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 rights and then read the entire slocate database. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned
the name CVE-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 rights before
reading a user-supplied database.


Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-059.shtml
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8780

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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