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MDKSA-2004:004: 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 MDKSA-2004:004 (slocate).

A vulnerability was discovered by Patrik Hornik in slocate versions up to and
including 2.7 where a carefully crafted database could overflow a heap-based
buffer. This could be exploited by a local user to gain rights of the
'slocate' group. The updated packages contain a patch from Kevin Lindsay that
causes slocate to drop rights before reading a user-supplied database.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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