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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-8288

gnome-shell 3.22 through 3.24.1 mishandles extensions that fail to reload, which can lead to leaving extensions enabled in the lock screen. With these extensions, a bystander could launch applications (but not interact with them), see information from the extensions (e.g., what applications you have opened or what music you were playing), or even execute arbitrary commands. It all depends on what extensions a user has enabled. The problem is caused by lack of exception handling in js/ui/extensionSystem.js.
Publish Date : 2017-04-27 Last Update Date : 2017-05-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-8288

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.22.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.22.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.22.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.22.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.23.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.23.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.23.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.23.90 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.23.91 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.23.92 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.24.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Gnome Gnome-shell 3.24.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Gnome-shell 12

- References For CVE-2017-8288 CONFIRM
BID 98070 GNOME gnome-shell CVE-2017-8288 Lock Screen Local Security Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2017-05-02 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-8288

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