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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0056

Original release date: 02/19/2003
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Buffer overflow in secure locate (slocate) before 2.7 allows local users to execute arbitrary code via a long (1) -c or (2) -r command line argument.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030124 [USG- SA- 2003.001] USG Security Advisory (slocate)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030125 Re: [USG- SA- 2003.001] USG Security Advisory (slocate)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-252
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030202 GLSA: slocate
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.usg.org.uk/advisories/2003.001.txt
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11369
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:041
External Source: SGI
Name: 20040202-01-U
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2003:015
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2003:643
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2003-009.0

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11369
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:slocate:slocate:2.5
* cpe:/a:slocate:slocate:2.6

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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