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slocate Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:821

Heap-based buffer overflow in main.c of slocate 2.6 and possibly other versions may allow local users to gain privileges via a modified slocate database that causes a negative "pathlen" value to be used.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Linux 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0848
Product(s):
  • slocate