CVE-2012-4427

NameCVE-2012-4427
DescriptionThe gnome-shell plugin 3.4.1 in GNOME allows remote attackers to force the download and installation of arbitrary extensions from extensions.gnome.org via a crafted web page.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gnome-shell (PTS)jessie3.14.4-1~deb8u1vulnerable
stretch3.22.3-3vulnerable
buster3.30.1-2vulnerable
sid3.30.2-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnome-shellsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

I don't see much of a problem here, if you install from a repo, you need to trust it
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=684215
As far as I can see there is still a yes/no prompt for the user. I suggest unfixed unimportant. -- helmut

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