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Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 16:09:48 +0200
From: Matthias Gerstner <>
Subject: Re: cinnamon: possible symlink attack in

> The script runs as root (via polkit's pkexec) 
> and allows to configure e.g. other user's icon files. 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.

This was assigned CVE-2018-13054.

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