Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : slocate vulnerability (USN-425-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the permission checking code of slocate. When
reporting matching files, locate would not correctly respect the
parent directory's 'read' bits. This could result in filenames being
displayed when the file owner had expected them to remain hidden from
other system users.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected slocate package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28018 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0227

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