Advisories ยป MGASA-2021-0316

Updated gnome-shell package fixes a security vulnerability

Publication date: 08 Jul 2021
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 7
CVE: CVE-2020-17489


An issue was discovered in certain configurations of GNOME gnome-shell through
3.36.4. When logging out of an account, the password box from the login dialog
reappears with the password still visible. If the user had decided to have the
password shown in cleartext at login time, it is then visible for a brief
moment upon a logout. (If the password were never shown in cleartext, only the
password length is revealed.) (CVE-2020-17489).