Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : slocate vulnerability (USN-425-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28018
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected slocate package.