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

High Nessus Plugin ID 35301


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 take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35301

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/01/07

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnome-vfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnome-vfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnome-vfs2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnome-vfs2-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:gnome-vfs2-smb, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0706

RHSA: 2009:0005