Debian dsa-5688 : atril - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 196895


The remote Debian host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The remote Debian 11 / 12 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the dsa-5688 advisory.

- Atril is a simple multi-page document viewer. Atril is vulnerable to a critical Command Injection Vulnerability. This vulnerability gives the attacker immediate access to the target system when the target user opens a crafted document or clicks on a crafted link/URL using a maliciously crafted CBT document which is a TAR archive. A patch is available at commit ce41df6. (CVE-2023-51698)

- 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 these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the atril packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 196895

File Name: debian_DSA-5688.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/12/2024

Updated: 5/12/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-51698


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:atril, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:atril-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-atril, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-atrildocument-1.5.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-atrilview-1.5.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libatrildocument-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libatrildocument3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libatrilview-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libatrilview3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:11.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:12.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/12/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-51698, CVE-2023-52076