Public Date:
1490872: CVE-2017-14604 nautilus: Insufficient validation of trust of .desktop files with execute permission
An untrusted .desktop file with executable permission set could choose its displayed name and icon, and execute commands without warning when opened by the user. An attacker could use this flaw to trick a user into opening a .desktop file disguised as a document, such as a PDF, and execute arbitrary commands.

Find out more about CVE-2017-14604 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 4.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (nautilus) RHSA-2018:0223 2018-01-25

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 nautilus Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 nautilus Will not fix
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