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Security update for gnome-vfs2,gnome-vfs2-doc


(Last modified: 14APR2005)

solutions Security update for gnome-vfs2, gnome-vfs2-doc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a9b2b8c3a049831dfe42a9cc69112c52)

Applies to

Package: gnome-vfs2
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10010
Release: 20050414
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).
  • 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 -Fhv gnome-vfs2.rpm gnome-vfs2-doc.rpm

links to download packages

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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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