Debian DLA-2374-1 : gnome-shell security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 140606


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was an issue around revealing passwords in the 'gnome-shell' component of the GNOME desktop.

In certain configurations, when logging out of an account the password box from the login dialog could reappear with the password visible in cleartext.

For Debian 9 'Stretch', this problem has been fixed in version 3.22.3-3+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gnome-shell packages.

For the detailed security status of gnome-shell please refer to its security tracker page at:

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected gnome-shell, and gnome-shell-common packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 140606

File Name: debian_DLA-2374.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/09/16

Updated: 2020/09/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnome-shell, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gnome-shell-common, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-17489