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[FLSA-2005:1944] GNOME VFS updates address extfs vulnerability

               Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis:          GNOME VFS updates address extfs vulnerability
Advisory ID:       FLSA:1944
Issue date:        2005-02-20
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          Security
Cross references:  https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1944
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-0494

----------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Topic:

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

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386

3. Problem description:

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 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 Linux should upgrade to these updated packages, which
remove these unused scripts.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which
are not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note
that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only*
contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt.  Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates.  To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system.  This assumes that you
have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

http://bugzilla.fedora.us - 1944 - CAN-2004-0494 GNOME VFS extfs vulnerability

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 7.3:



Red Hat Linux 9:



7. Verification:

SHA1 sum                                 Package Name

1b2e233aa6ae55ae23a6789fb13c5b6448a2a949 7.3/updates/i386/gnome-vfs-1.0.5-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm
7a651d8d5ddfc1838664551c97f0326a385f80d1 7.3/updates/i386/gnome-vfs-devel-1.0.5-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm
95d81f3f9744e57c41b80057fd9c1d210cb3f772 7.3/updates/SRPMS/gnome-vfs-1.0.5-4.1.legacy.src.rpm
0c4d06767ec7ffefbcdb77b66f8845502204d5da 9/updates/i386/gnome-vfs-1.0.5-13.1.legacy.i386.rpm
8f5c82ba289b2e7b51079af4867ddddaf66006d4 9/updates/i386/gnome-vfs2-2.2.2-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm
65650947bcc05f583b0833ad429e8204e7533fa2 9/updates/i386/gnome-vfs2-devel-2.2.2-4.1.legacy.i386.rpm
e702fbcd55b20e6208fe460eb83035173e25a1c4 9/updates/i386/gnome-vfs-devel-1.0.5-13.1.legacy.i386.rpm
5a6db00010fefa6117f5b417262279c7d2645a6a 9/updates/SRPMS/gnome-vfs-1.0.5-13.1.legacy.src.rpm
b48bb8e86f9300f2a0b6da398bf3004cba2c19c3 9/updates/SRPMS/gnome-vfs2-2.2.2-4.1.legacy.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security.  Our key is
available from http://www.fedoralegacy org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v <filename>

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum <filename>

8. References:


9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is <secnotice fedoralegacy org>. More
project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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