Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : slocate (MDKSA-2004:004)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered by Patrik Hornik in slocate versions up
to and including 2.7 where a carefully crafted database could overflow
a heap-based buffer. This could be exploited by a local user to gain
privileges of the 'slocate' group. The updated packages contain a
patch from Kevin Lindsay that causes slocate to drop privileges before
reading a user-supplied database.

Solution :

Update the affected slocate package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14104 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-004.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0848

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