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MDKSA-2005:147: 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-2005:147 (slocate).
A bug was discovered in the way that slocate processes very long paths. A local
user could create a carefully crafted directory structure that would prevent
updatedb from completing its filesystem scan, resulting in an incomplete
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:147
Threat Level: High
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