RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : gnome-vfs, gnome-vfs2 (RHSA-2009:0005)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated GNOME VFS packages that fix a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

GNOME VFS is the GNOME virtual file system. It provides a modular
architecture and ships with several modules that implement support for
various local and remote file systems as well as numerous protocols,
including HTTP, FTP, and others.

A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the GNOME virtual file system
when handling data returned by CDDB servers. If a user connected to a
malicious CDDB server, an attacker could use this flaw to execute
arbitrary code on the victim's machine. (CVE-2005-0706)

Users of gnome-vfs and gnome-vfs2 are advised to upgrade to these
updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this
issue. All running GNOME sessions must be restarted for the update to
take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-0706.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0005.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35301 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0706