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

High Nessus Plugin ID 67784


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67784

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2009-0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

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: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnome-vfs2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnome-vfs2-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:gnome-vfs2-smb, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba-client, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:samba-swat, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0706

RHSA: 2009:0005