openSUSE 10 Security Update : findutils-locate (findutils-locate-3965)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The cronjob that deletes old core files could be tricked to delete
arbitrary files. Old core files are deleted if DELETE_OLD_CORE=yes is
set. That is not the case by default though.

Solution :

Update the affected findutils-locate package.

Risk factor :


Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27218 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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