Debian: DSA-3994-1: nautilus security update

    Date08 Oct 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Christian Boxdörfer discovered a vulnerability in the handling of FreeDesktop.org .desktop files in Nautilus, a file manager for the GNOME desktop environment. An attacker can craft a .desktop file intended to run malicious commands but displayed as a innocuous document file in Nautilus. An
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3994-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Yves-Alexis Perez
    October 07, 2017                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : nautilus
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-14604
    Debian Bug     : 860268
    
    Christian Boxdörfer discovered a vulnerability in the handling of
    FreeDesktop.org .desktop files in Nautilus, a file manager for the GNOME
    desktop environment. An attacker can craft a .desktop file intended to run
    malicious commands but displayed as a innocuous document file in Nautilus. An
    user would then trust it and open the file, and Nautilus would in turn execute
    the malicious content. Nautilus protection of only trusting .desktop files with
    executable permission can be bypassed by shipping the .desktop file inside a
    tarball.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has not been fixed yet.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.22.3-1+deb9u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed
    in version 3.26.0-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.26.0-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your nautilus packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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