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Fedora Core 3 2005-771: slocate Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the slocate package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2005-771 (slocate).
Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate. Just like locate,
slocate searches through a central database (which is updated nightly)
for files that match a given pattern. Slocate allows you to quickly
find files anywhere on your system.
A carefully prepared directory structure could stop the
updatedb 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.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/blog/index.php?p=849
Threat Level: High
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