Descriptionjs/ui/screenShield.js in GNOME Shell (aka gnome-shell) before 3.8 allows physically proximate attackers to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging an unattended workstation with the keyboard focus on the Activities search.
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)bullseye (security), bullseye3.38.6-1~deb11u2fixed
bookworm, bookworm (security)43.9-0+deb12u2fixed
sid, trixie46.3.1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gnome-shellsourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - gnome-shell <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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