Upstream information

CVE-2018-13054 at MITRE


An issue was discovered in Cinnamon 1.9.2 through 3.8.6. The GUI runs as root and allows configuration of (for example) other users' icon files in _on_face_browse_menuitem_activated and _on_face_menuitem_activated. These icon files are written to the respective user's $HOME/.face location. If an unprivileged user prepares a symlink pointing to an arbitrary location, then this location will be overwritten with the icon content.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1083067 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • cinnamon >= 3.6.7-lp150.3.3.1
  • cinnamon-debuginfo >= 3.6.7-lp150.3.3.1
  • cinnamon-debugsource >= 3.6.7-lp150.3.3.1
  • cinnamon-gschemas >= 3.6.7-lp150.3.3.1
  • cinnamon-gschemas-branding-upstream >= 3.6.7-lp150.3.3.1
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • cinnamon >= 3.4.6-2.3.1
  • cinnamon-debuginfo >= 3.4.6-2.3.1
  • cinnamon-debugsource >= 3.4.6-2.3.1
  • cinnamon-gschemas >= 3.4.6-2.3.1
  • cinnamon-gschemas-branding-upstream >= 3.4.6-2.3.1