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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:747

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:747.

Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate. Like locate, slocate
searches through a nightly-updated central database for files that match a
given pattern.

A bug was found in the way slocate processes very long paths. A local user
could create a carefully crafted directory structure that would prevent
updatedb from completing its file system scan, resulting in an incomplete
slocate database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has
assigned the name CVE-2005-2499 to this issue.

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which includes a
backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 14640
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2499
XForce ISS Database: slocate-directory-structure-dos(22316)
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