Fedora Core 1 : slocate-2.7-4 (2004-059)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13672


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


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 privileges 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 privileges before reading a user-supplied database.

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


Update the affected slocate and / or slocate-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13672

File Name: fedora_2004-059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:slocate, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:slocate-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0848

FEDORA: 2004-059