CentOS 7 : nautilus (CESA-2018:0223)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106356
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The remote CentOS 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 nautilus packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106356

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-0223.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/26/2018

Updated: 12/31/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-14604


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nautilus, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nautilus-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nautilus-extensions, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/25/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/20/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14604

RHSA: 2018:0223