Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : slocate (MDKSA-2003:015)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14000


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in slocate by team USG.
The overflow appears when slocate is used with the -c and -r parameters, using a 1024 (or 10240) byte string. This has been corrected in slocate version 2.7.


Update the affected slocate package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14000

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:slocate, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0056

MDKSA: 2003:015