Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : slocate (MDKSA-2005:147)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19903


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A bug was discovered in the way that slocate processes very long paths. A local user could create a carefully crafted directory structure that would prevent updatedb from completing its filesystem scan, resulting in an incomplete database.


Update the affected slocate package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19903

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-147.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:slocate, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2499

MDKSA: 2005:147