Ubuntu 23.04 : GNOME Shell vulnerability (USN-6395-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 181764


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 23.04 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6395-1 advisory.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected gnome-shell, gnome-shell-common and / or gnome-shell-extension-prefs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 181764

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6395-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2023

Updated: 9/27/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-43090


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnome-shell, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnome-shell-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnome-shell-extension-prefs

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/21/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-43090

USN: 6395-1