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CVE-2018-13054 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Cinnamon 1.9.2 through 3.8.6. The cinnamon-settings-users.py 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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  07/02/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.1 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.2
Exploitability Score: 2.8


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083067 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/pull/7683 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00011.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-13054
NVD Published Date:
07/02/2018
NVD Last Modified:
09/04/2018