Amazon Linux 2 : atril (ALASMATE-DESKTOP1.X-2024-006)

high Nessus Plugin ID 190808


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of atril installed on the remote host is prior to 1.20.2-1. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALAS2MATE-DESKTOP1.X-2024-006 advisory.

- Atril Document Viewer is the default document reader of the MATE desktop environment for Linux. A path traversal and arbitrary file write vulnerability exists in versions of Atril prior to 1.26.2. This vulnerability is capable of writing arbitrary files anywhere on the filesystem to which the user opening a crafted document has access. The only limitation is that this vulnerability cannot be exploited to overwrite existing files, but that doesn't stop an attacker from achieving Remote Command Execution on the target system. Version 1.26.2 of Atril contains a patch for this vulnerability. (CVE-2023-52076)

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


Run 'yum update atril' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 190808

File Name: al2_ALASMATE-DESKTOP1_X-2024-006.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/20/2024

Updated: 2/21/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-52076


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:atril-caja, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:atril, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:atril-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:atril-thumbnailer, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:atril-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:atril-devel

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/15/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/25/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-52076