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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   slocate Vendors:   Lindsay, Kevin
slocate Bug in Processing Long Paths Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1014751
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1014751
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-2499   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 8 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 22 2005
Impact:   Denial of service via local system

Version(s): 2.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in slocate. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can create a specially crafted directory structure with very long paths to prevent updatedb from fully scanning the system. As a result, the slocate database will be incomplete.

Miloslav Trmac reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause the slocate database to be incomplete.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.

Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-345.html

Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-346.html

Vendor URL:  www.geekreview.org/slocate/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 22 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) slocate Bug in Processing Long Paths Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix.
Sep 28 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) slocate Bug in Processing Long Paths Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Oct 5 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) slocate Bug in Processing Long Paths Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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