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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
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
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35301 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-0706
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