Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170179
slocate long paths denial of service - CAN-2005-2499
Last modified: 2007-07-16 06:49:07 EDT
A bug was found in the way slocate processes very long paths. A local user
could create a carefully crafted directory structure that would prevent
updatedb from completing its file system scan, resulting in an incomplete
slocate database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has
assigned the name CAN-2005-2499 to this issue.
Technically, I'm not sure this is a security issue, although it does allow a
non-root user to stop slocate from working, so I guess we should consider it.
Any thoughts one way or the other on if FL should patch this?