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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for gnome-shell (DLA-2374-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Low

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

1.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'gnome-shell' package(s) announced via the DLA-2374-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that there was an issue around revealing passwords in the 'gnome-shell' component of the GNOME desktop. In certain configurations, when logging out of an account the password box from the login dialog could reappear with the password visible in cleartext.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'gnome-shell' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 'Stretch', this problem has been fixed in version 3.22.3-3+deb9u1. We recommend that you upgrade your gnome-shell packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)

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