Scientific Linux Security Update : nautilus on SL7.x x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 106341
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.