Oracle Linux 7 : xdg-user-dirs (ELSA-2018-0842)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 109107


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:0842 :

An update for xdg-user-dirs is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. 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.

xdg-user-dirs is a tool to create and configure default desktop user directories such as the Music and the Desktop directories.

Security Fix(es) :

* xdg-user-dirs, gnome-session: Xsession creation of XDG user directories does not honor system umask policy (CVE-2017-15131)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected xdg-user-dirs package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109107

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-0842.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/04/18

Updated: 2019/09/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xdg-user-dirs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-15131

RHSA: 2018:0842