openSUSE Security Update : gnome-shell (openSUSE-2017-974)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102812


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for gnome-shell provides the following fixes :

- Fix not intuitive login screen for root user (bsc#1047262)

- Disable session selection button when it's hidden in user switch dialog (bsc#1034584, bsc#1034827)

- Fix app windows overlay app list in overview screen (bsc#1008539)

- Properly handle failures when loading extensions (bsc#1036494, CVE-2017-8288)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected gnome-shell packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102812

File Name: openSUSE-2017-974.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/29

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-browser-plugin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-browser-plugin-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-calendar, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-calendar-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gnome-shell-lang, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8288