GNOME VFS extfs scripts gain access

gnome-vfs-extfs-gain-access (16897) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


GNOME VFS could allow a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access, caused by a vulnerability in the extfs backend scripts. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted URL request, which would allow the attacker to perform actions on the system with user privileges, once the user clicks on the URL via GNOME VFS.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of GNOME VFS (1.0.1 or later), available from the GNOME VFS Web page. See References.

For Red Hat Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gnome-vfs package, as listed below. Refer to RHSA-2004:373-13 and RHSA-2004:464-04 for more information. See References.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1): 1.0.1-18.1 or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1), WS (v. 2.1), and Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor: 4.5.51-36.4 or later
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3), ES (v.3), WS (v. 3), and Desktop (v.3): vfs2-2.2.5-2E.1.x86_64 or later

For SuSe Linux:
Upgrade to the latest gnome-vfs package, as listed below. Refer to SUSE LINUX 9.2 (i386) Patches, Updates, Bugfixes for more information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 WS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AW
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 Desktop
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 AS
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 3 WS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.2
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 9.2
  • SuSE SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0


Aug 04, 2004

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