Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : gnome-vfs / gnome-vfs2 (ELSA-2009-0005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67784
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected gnome-vfs and / or gnome-vfs2 packages.