Bug 222659 - CVE-2007-0227 Slocate file name disclosure
CVE-2007-0227 Slocate file name disclosure
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: slocate (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2007-01-15 10:49 EST by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-15 11:32:11 EST
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-01-15 10:49:40 EST
Description of problem:

Slocate reveals names of files in directories, that are not
readable, but are searchable by the user calling slocate.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Affects: RHEL2.1
Affects: RHEL3

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

# cd /root
# mkdir dir
# chmod 711 dir
# touch dir/secret-file
# updatedb -U /root/dir
# su - other
$ slocate secret-f
Actual results:


Expected results:

Child criminality rate decrease.

Additional info:

Reportedly affects just <=2.6
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2007-01-15 11:32:11 EST
All RHEL versions use slocate 2.7 (slocate-2.7-1.el2.1, slocate-2.7-3.RHEL3.6)
and check_path_access() does correctly check all directories on the path are

BTW, slocate 2.6 seems to use the same - correct - check.

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