Ubuntu 24.04 LTS : GNOME Remote Desktop vulnerability (USN-6785-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197859


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 24.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6785-1 advisory.

Matthias Gerstner discovered that GNOME Remote Desktop incorrectly performed certain user validation checks. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information, or take control of remote desktop connections.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security 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-remote-desktop package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197859

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6785-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-5148


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:24.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gnome-remote-desktop

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/23/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/23/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-5148

USN: 6785-1