Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

RHSA-2004:373: gnome-vfs security update

Back to Search

RHSA-2004:373: gnome-vfs security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/23/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated GNOME VFS packages that remove potential extfs-related vulnerabilities are now available.

GNOME VFS is the GNOME virtual file system. It provides a modular architecture and ships with several modules that implement support for file systems, HTTP, FTP, and others. The extfs backends make it possible to implement file systems for GNOME VFS using scripts. Flaws have been found in several of the GNOME VFS extfs backend scripts. Red Hat Enterprise Linux ships with vulnerable scripts, but they are not used by default. An attacker who is able to influence a user to open a specially-crafted URI using gnome-vfs could perform actions as that user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0494 to this issue. Users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux should upgrade to these updated packages, which remove these unused scripts.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gnome-vfs
  • redhat-upgrade-gnome-vfs-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-gnome-vfs2
  • redhat-upgrade-gnome-vfs2-devel

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;