Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1420-1 cinnamon -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 13 Jul 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-13054.
- More information:
It was discovered that there was a symlink attack in the Cinnamon desktop environment.
An attacker could overwrite an arbitrary file on the filesystem via a $HOME/.face icon file (as the cinnamon-settings-users.py GUI runs as root).
For Debian 8
Jessie, this issue has been fixed in cinnamon version 2.2.16-5+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your cinnamon packages.