FreeBSD : gnomevfs -- unsafe URI handling (7884d56f-f7a1-11d8-9837-000c41e2cdad)

High Nessus Plugin ID 37096


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Alexander Larsson reports that some versions of gnome-vfs and MidnightCommander contain a number of `extfs' scripts that do not properly validate user input. If an attacker can cause her victim to process a specially crafted URI, arbitrary commands can be executed with the privileges of the victim.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37096

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7884d56ff7a111d89837000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnomevfs, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gnomevfs2, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mc, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2004/08/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0494

BID: 10864