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RHSA-2005-747: slocate Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the slocate packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

An updated slocate package that fixes a denial of service issue is now

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

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.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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