Upstream information

CVE-2014-7272 at MITRE


Simple Desktop Display Manager (SDDM) before 0.10.0 allows local users to gain root privileges because code running as root performs write operations within a user home directory, and this user may have created links in advance (exploitation requires the user to win a race condition in the ~/.Xauthority chown case, but not other cases).

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 897788 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • sddm >= 0.17.0-lp150.8.1
  • sddm-branding-openSUSE >= 0.17.0-lp150.8.1
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA sddm-0.17.0-lp150.8.1
openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • sddm >= 0.18.0-lp152.4.3
  • sddm-branding-openSUSE >= 0.18.0-lp152.4.3
openSUSE Leap 15.2 GA sddm-0.18.0-lp152.4.11
openSUSE Leap 15.3
  • sddm >= 0.18.0-lp153.1.31
  • sddm-branding-openSUSE >= 0.18.0-lp153.1.31
openSUSE Leap 15.3 GA sddm-0.18.0-lp153.1.31
openSUSE Leap 15.4
  • sddm >= 0.19.0-lp154.3.6
  • sddm-branding-openSUSE >= 0.19.0-lp154.3.6
openSUSE Leap 15.4 GA sddm-0.19.0-lp154.3.6
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • sddm >= 0.14.0-2.1
  • sddm-branding-openSUSE >= 0.14.0-2.1
  • sddm-branding-upstream >= 0.14.0-2.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA sddm-0.14.0-2.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 rpmlint Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 rpmlint Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 rpmlint Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 rpmlint Released