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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0227

Original release date: 01/12/2007
Last revised: 11/15/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

slocate 3.1 does not properly manage database entries that specify names of files in protected directories, which allows local users to obtain the names of private files. NOTE: another researcher reports that the issue is not present in slocate 2.7.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/18/2007)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of slocate as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.
Official Statement from Mandriva (01/19/2007)
Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of slocate as shipped with Mandriva Linux 2007.0 or earlier.

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070110 slocate leaks filenames of protected directories
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070111 Re: slocate leaks filenames of protected directories
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-425-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070329 FLEA-2007-0005-1: slocate
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070112 Re: slocate leaks filenames of protected directories
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 33465
External Source: BID
Name: 21989
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070110 Re: slocate leaks filenames of protected directories

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