Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : gnome-vfs / gnome-vfs2 (ELSA-2009-0005)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:0005 :

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://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-January/000853.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-January/000854.html

Solution :

Update the affected gnome-vfs and / or gnome-vfs2 packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67784 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0706