GLSA-201908-28 : GNOME desktop library: Security bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 128443


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201908-28 (GNOME desktop library: Security bypass)

A vulnerability was discovered in the GNOME desktop library which allows an attacker to escape the sandbox.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly bypass sandbox protection.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNOME desktop library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-base/gnome-desktop-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 128443

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201908-28.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2019/09/03

Updated: 2019/12/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:gnome-desktop, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11460

GLSA: 201908-28