RHEL 2.1 / 3 : gnome-vfs (RHSA-2004:373)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated GNOME VFS packages that remove potential extfs-related
vulnerabilities are now available.

GNOME VFS is the GNOME virtual file system. It provides a modular
architecture and ships with several modules that implement support for
file systems, HTTP, FTP, and others. The extfs backends make it
possible to implement file systems for GNOME VFS using scripts.

Flaws have been found in several of the GNOME VFS extfs backend
scripts. Red Hat Enterprise Linux ships with vulnerable scripts, but
they are not used by default. An attacker who is able to influence a
user to open a specially crafted URI using gnome-vfs could perform
actions as that user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0494 to this issue.

Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux should upgrade to these updated
packages, which remove these unused scripts.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14211 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0494

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