Scientific Linux Security Update : gnome-vfs2 on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60511


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


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)

All running GNOME sessions must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected gnome-vfs2, gnome-vfs2-devel and / or gnome-vfs2-smb packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60511

File Name: sl_20090107_gnome_vfs2_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0706