RHEL 2.1 : slocate (RHSA-2005:747)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated slocate package that fixes a denial of service issue 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 nightly-updated central database for files that
match a given pattern.

A bug was found in the way slocate processes very long paths. A local
user could create a carefully crafted directory structure that would
prevent updatedb from completing its file system scan, resulting in an
incomplete slocate database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2499 to this issue.

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which includes a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2499.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-747.html

Solution :

Update the affected slocate package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19490 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2499