Upstream information

CVE-2017-14604 at MITRE

Description

GNOME Nautilus before 3.23.90 allows attackers to spoof a file type by using the .desktop file extension, as demonstrated by an attack in which a .desktop file's Name field ends in .pdf but this file's Exec field launches a malicious "sh -c" command. In other words, Nautilus provides no UI indication that a file actually has the potentially unsafe .desktop extension; instead, the UI only shows the .pdf extension. One (slightly) mitigating factor is that an attack requires the .desktop file to have execute permission. The solution is to ask the user to confirm that the file is supposed to be treated as a .desktop file, and then remember the user's answer in the metadata::trusted field.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Running

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4 4.6
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:N AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Authentication Single None
Confidentiality Impact None Partial
Integrity Impact Partial Partial
Availability Impact None Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 4.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1060031 [CONFIRMED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3
  • gnome-shell-search-provider-nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • libnautilus-extension1 >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • libnautilus-extension1-32bit >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus-lang >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2018-1387
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • nautilus >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-32bit >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-lang >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-x86 >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
Patchnames:
slessp4-nautilus-13654
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • gnome-shell-search-provider-nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • libnautilus-extension1 >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus-lang >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1387
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4
  • nautilus >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-32bit >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-lang >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-x86 >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
Patchnames:
slessp4-nautilus-13654
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3
  • gnome-shell-search-provider-nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • libnautilus-extension1 >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus-lang >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2018-1387
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • nautilus >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
  • nautilus-devel >= 2.28.4-1.16.21.3.1
Patchnames:
sdksp4-nautilus-13654
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3
  • nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus-devel >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • typelib-1_0-Nautilus-3_0 >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2018-1387
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP3
  • libnautilus-extension1-32bit >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
  • nautilus >= 3.20.3-23.3.14
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP3-2018-1387
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • gnome-shell-search-provider-nautilus >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • libnautilus-extension1 >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • libnautilus-extension1-32bit >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • libnautilus-extension1-debuginfo >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • libnautilus-extension1-debuginfo-32bit >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • nautilus >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • nautilus-debuginfo >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • nautilus-debugsource >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • nautilus-devel >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • nautilus-lang >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
  • typelib-1_0-Nautilus-3_0 >= 3.20.3-8.3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-2018-802


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 nautilus Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 nautilus Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 nautilus Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS nautilus Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 nautilus Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS nautilus Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS nautilus Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 LTSS nautilus Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 nautilus Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP3 nautilus Released