DescriptionThe gnome-shell plugin 3.4.1 in GNOME allows remote attackers to force the download and installation of arbitrary extensions from via a crafted web page.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnome-shell (PTS)buster3.30.2-11~deb10u2vulnerable
bullseye (security)3.38.6-1~deb11u2fixed
bookworm (security)43.9-0+deb12u2fixed
sid, trixie44.9-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


I don't see much of a problem here, if you install from a repo, you need to trust it
Problem with GNOME Shell's NPAPI browser extension which is not shipped
anymore since GNOME 3.32.

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