Scientific Linux Security Update : nautilus on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106341


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106341

File Name: sl_20180125_nautilus_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/01/25

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14604