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Rocky Linux: CVE-2023-28101: flatpak (RLSA-2023-6518)

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Rocky Linux: CVE-2023-28101: flatpak (RLSA-2023-6518)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/16/2023
Created
05/13/2024
Added
05/13/2024
Modified
05/13/2024

Description

Flatpak is a system for building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on Linux. In versions prior to 1.10.8, 1.12.8, 1.14.4, and 1.15.4, if an attacker publishes a Flatpak app with elevated permissions, they can hide those permissions from users of the `flatpak(1)` command-line interface by setting other permissions to crafted values that contain non-printable control characters such as `ESC`. A fix is available in versions 1.10.8, 1.12.8, 1.14.4, and 1.15.4. As a workaround, use a GUI like GNOME Software rather than the command-line interface, or only install apps whose maintainers you trust.

Solution(s)

  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-debuginfo
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-debugsource
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-devel
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-libs
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-libs-debuginfo
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-selinux
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-session-helper
  • rocky-upgrade-flatpak-session-helper-debuginfo

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