gnome security update

2009-01-07T22:22:23
ID CESA-2009:0005
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2009-02-04T18:13:20

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2009:0005

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.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-February/027621.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-February/027623.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-February/027629.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-February/027631.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-January/027556.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-January/027557.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-January/027588.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2009-January/027589.html

Affected packages: gnome-vfs2 gnome-vfs2-devel gnome-vfs2-smb

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0005.html