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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28018


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


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.


Update the affected slocate package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28018

File Name: ubuntu_USN-425-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:slocate, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/02/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0227

OSVDB: 33465

USN: 425-1