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Vulnerability of slocate: filename disclosure

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

A local attacker can use slocate to obtain name of files located in unreadable directories.
Vulnerable systems: Solaris, Slackware, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this threat: 1/4.
Creation date: 12/01/2007.
Revision date: 15/01/2007.
Références of this weakness: BID-21989, CERTFR-2014-AVI-244, CVE-2007-0227, SSA:2012-244-05, VIGILANCE-VUL-6464.

Description of the vulnerability 

When permissions of a directory are "r-xr-xr-x", all users can explore it. When permissions are "r-x--x--x", they cannot.

The slocate program indicates a list of files by reading a database built after scanning the filesystem. However, slocate indicates users contents of directories with "r-x--x--x" mode.

A local attacker can therefore discover files located in unreadable directories.
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This cybersecurity weakness impacts software or systems such as Solaris, Slackware, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this security vulnerability is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

Slackware: new slocate packages.
New packages are available:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.1/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-i486-4_slack13.0.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-x86_64-4_slack13.0.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.1/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-i486-4_slack13.1.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.1/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-x86_64-4_slack13.1.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.37/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-i486-4_slack13.37.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-13.37/patches/packages/slocate-3.1-x86_64-4_slack13.37.txz

Solaris 11: version 11.1.18.5.0.
The version 11.1.18.5.0 is fixed:
  https://support.oracle.com/rs?type=doc&id=1662819.1
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