Bug 1598493 (CVE-2018-13054) - CVE-2018-13054 cinnamon: privilege escalation in cinnamon-settings-users.py GUI
Summary: CVE-2018-13054 cinnamon: privilege escalation in cinnamon-settings-users.py GUI
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: CVE-2018-13054
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1598494 1598495
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-07-05 15:50 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:31:54 UTC


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Description Laura Pardo 2018-07-05 15:50:40 UTC
A flaw was found 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.


References:
https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1083067

Patch:
https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/pull/7683

Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-07-05 15:51:14 UTC
Created cinnamon tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-7 [bug 1598495]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1598494]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:31:54 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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