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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for gnome-vfs2 RHSA-2013:0131-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'gnome-vfs2'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'gnome-vfs2'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The gnome-vfs2 packages provide the GNOME Virtual File System, which is the
foundation of the Nautilus file manager. neon is an HTTP and WebDAV client
library embedded in the gnome-vfs2 packages.

A denial of service flaw was found in the neon Extensible Markup Language
(XML) parser. Visiting a malicious DAV server with an application using
gnome-vfs2 (such as Nautilus) could possibly cause the application to
consume an excessive amount of CPU and memory. (CVE-2009-2473)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* When extracted from the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), gnome-vfs2
returned escaped file paths. If a path, as stored in the URI,
contained non-ASCII characters or ASCII characters which are parsed as
something other than a file path (for example, spaces), the escaped path
was inaccurate. Consequently, files with the described type of URI could
not be processed. With this update, gnome-vfs2 properly unescapes paths
that are required for a system call. As a result, these paths are parsed
properly. (BZ#580855)

* In certain cases, the trash info file was populated by foreign
entries, pointing to live data. Emptying the trash caused an accidental
deletion of valuable data. With this update, a workaround has been applied
in order to prevent the deletion. As a result, the accidental data loss is
prevented, however further information is still gathered to fully fix this
problem. (BZ#586015)
ClearCase. This behavior significantly slowed down file operations. With
this update, the unnecessary stat() operations have been limited. As a
result, gnome-vfs2 user interfaces, such as Nautilus, are more responsive.

All gnome-vfs2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

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Affected Software/OS:
gnome-vfs2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2473
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0131
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2009:018 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: neon-xml-dos(52633)
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