Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3994-1 nautilus -- security update

Date Reported:
07 Oct 2017
Affected Packages:
nautilus
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 860268.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-14604.
More information:

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.