Amazon Linux 2 : nautilus (ALAS-2018-960)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 109128
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The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


Insufficient validation of trust of .desktop files with execute permission

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)


Run 'yum update nautilus' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 109128

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-960.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/18/2018

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nautilus, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nautilus-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nautilus-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nautilus-extensions, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/20/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14604

ALAS: 2018-960