USN-425-1: slocate vulnerability

22 February 2007

slocate vulnerability



A flaw was discovered in the permission checking code of slocate. When
reporting matching files, locate would not correctly respect the parent
directory's "read" bits. This could result in filenames being displayed
when the file owner had expected them to remain hidden from other system

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.10
  • slocate - 3.1-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 6.06
  • slocate - 3.0.beta.r3-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.