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Security update for gnome-vfs2


(Last modified: 15APR2005)

solutions Security update for gnome-vfs2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7f86db7e0c063af0a4b3738c4b6d26be)

Applies to

Package: gnome-vfs2
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-10014
Release: 20050415
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using GNOME should update.



Problem description

This update fixes the following security problems:
  • The VFS scripts contained in GNOME are vulnerable to attacks on temporary files as well as command execution via shell meta-characters. These bugs can be exploited by accessing a malformated archive file (CAN-2004-0494, SUSE LINUX <= 9.2).
  • Insufficient checks when processing CDDB queries could lead to buffer and integer overflows (CAN-2005-0706).


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gnome-vfs2.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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