RHEL 7 : nautilus (RHSA-2018:0223)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106336


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for nautilus is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Nautilus is the file manager and graphical shell for the GNOME desktop.

Security Fix(es) :

* An untrusted .desktop file with executable permission set could choose its displayed name and icon, and execute commands without warning when opened by the user. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into opening a .desktop file disguised as a document, such as a PDF, and execute arbitrary commands. (CVE-2017-14604)

Note: This update will change the behavior of Nautilus. Nautilus will now prompt the user for confirmation when executing an untrusted .desktop file for the first time, and then add it to the trusted file list. Desktop files stored in the system directory, as specified by the XDG_DATA_DIRS environment variable, are always considered trusted and executed without prompt.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106336

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-0223.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/25

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nautilus, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nautilus-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nautilus-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nautilus-extensions, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14604

RHSA: 2018:0223