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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-7221

Original release date: 04/29/2014
Last revised: 04/29/2014


The automatic screen lock functionality in GNOME Shell (aka gnome-shell) before 3.10 does not prevent access to the "Enter a Command" dialog, which allows physically proximate attackers to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging an unattended workstation.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20131227 Re: Two CVE request for gnome-shell/screensaver issues
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20131227 Two CVE request for gnome-shell/screensaver issues
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=708313
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-shell/commit/js/ui/main.js?id=efdf1ff755943fba1f8a9aaeff77daa3ed338088

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.8.0
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.8.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.8.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.8.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.8.4
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.4
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.5
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.90
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.91
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.9.92 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.92
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.91
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.5
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.4
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.7.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.6.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.6.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.6.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.6.0
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.5.92
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.5.91
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.5.90
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.5.4
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.5.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.5.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.4.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.4.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.4.0
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.3.92
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.3.91
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.3.90
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.3.5
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.3.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.3.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.2.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.2.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.2.0
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.1.92
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.1.91
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.1.90
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.1.4
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.1.3
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.0.1
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:
* cpe:/a:gnome:gnome-shell:3.0.0

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)