Security features bypass in Gnome Control Center



Published: 2022-05-18 | Updated: 2022-05-27
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-1736
CWE-ID CWE-254
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor Gnome Development Team

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated 27.05.2022

Added fixed version.

1) Security features bypass

EUVDB-ID: #VU63410

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1736

CWE-ID: CWE-254 - Security Features

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to GNOME Settings incorrectly handles the remote
desktop sharing configuration. When turning off desktop sharing, it will be turned on again after reboot.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

gnome-control-center: 40.0 - 42.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-control-center/-/issues/1825

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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