SuSE 10 Security Update : findutils-locate (ZYPP Patch Number 3966)

High Nessus Plugin ID 29430


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


The cronjob that deletes old core files could be tricked to delete arbitrary files. Old core files are deleted if DELETE_OLD_CORE=yes is set. That is not the case by default though.


Apply ZYPP patch number 3966.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 29430

File Name: suse_findutils-locate-3966.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/07/25