Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005346
RHSA-2005:346: slocate security update (Low)  

Slocate is a security-enhanced version of locate. Like locate, slocate searches through a central database (updated nightly) for files that match a given pattern. Slocate allows you to quickly find files anywhere on your system.
A bug was found in the way slocate scans the local filesystem. A carefully prepared directory structure could cause updatedb's file system scan to fail silently, resulting in an incomplete slocate database. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-2499 to this issue.
Additionally this update addresses the following issues:
- File system type exclusions were processed only when starting updatedb and did not reflect file systems mounted while updatedb was running (for example, automounted file systems.)
- File system type exclusions were ignored for file systems that were mounted to a path containing a symbolic link.
- Databases created by slocate were owned by the slocate group even if they were created by regular users.
- The default configuration excluded /mnt/floppy, but not /media.
- The default configuration did not exclude nfs4 file systems.
Users of slocate are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches and is not affected by these issues.
Create Date: 2005-10-05 Last Update Date: 2005-10-05

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Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4



The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : slocate is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  slocate is signed with Red Hat master key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
signature_keyid equals 219180cddb42a60e
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : slocate is earlier than 0:2.7-13.el4.6
Linux : RPM Test :  slocate is earlier than 0:2.7-13.el4.6 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
RPM Version less than 0:2.7-13.el4.6 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
Linux : RPM Test :  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Linux : RPM Package 
version pattern match ^4[^[:digit:]]
linux : rpminfo_state 

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