Bug 1473285 - (CVE-2017-11421) CVE-2017-11421 gnome-exe-thumbnailer: VBScript Injection when generating thumbnails for MSI files
CVE-2017-11421 gnome-exe-thumbnailer: VBScript Injection when generating thum...
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2017-07-20 08:11 EDT by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2017-07-20 08:14 EDT (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-07-20 08:11:40 EDT
gnome-exe-thumbnailer before 0.9.5 is prone to a VBScript Injection when generating thumbnails for MSI files, aka the "Bad Taste" issue. There is a local attack if the victim uses the GNOME Files file manager, and navigates to a directory containing a .msi file with VBScript code in its filename.

External References:

http://news.dieweltistgarnichtso.net/posts/gnome-thumbnailer-msi-fail.html

Upstream patch:

https://github.com/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/gnome-exe-thumbnailer/commit/1d8e3102dd8fd23431ae6127d14a236da6b4a4a5

References:

http://thehackernews.com/2017/07/linux-gnome-vulnerability.html
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=868705
Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-07-20 08:14:56 EDT
Statement:

This issue did not affect any of the Red Hat products as they did not include the gnome-exe-thumbnailer package.

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