GNOME VFS is the GNOME virtual file system. It provides a modulararchitecture and ships with several modules that implement support forvarious 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 whenhandling data returned by CDDB servers. If a user connected to a maliciousCDDB server, an attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code onthe victim's machine. (CVE-2005-0706)Users of gnome-vfs and gnome-vfs2 are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Allrunning GNOME sessions must be restarted for the update to take effect.