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SummaryIt was potentially possible to execute code via the news hub's "create news" dialog.
Advisory Release Date



Linchpin Enterprise News

Linchpin Intranet Suite

Affected Versions

Linchpin Enterprise News 2.16.0 up to 2.16.4

Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.0.0 and 5.0.1

Fixed Versions

Linchpin Enterprise News 2.16.5

Linchpin Intranet Suite 5.0.2


A security researcher in our bug bounty program recently discovered this issue. The researcher could identify that code could potentially be stored in space names. This could would be executed when a news was created via the news hub and the affected space was selected.

Affected are the apps Linchpin Enterprise News from version 2.16.0 up to and including version 2.16.5 and Linchpin Intranet Suite from version 5.0.0 up to and including version 5.0.1.


The vulnerability is rated as 8.7 according to CVSS. The score is calculated as CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N.


For Linchpin Enterprise News customers: Update to Linchpin Enterprise News 2.16.5 or later.

For Linchpin Suite customers: Update to Linchpin Suite 5.0.2 or later.

Should you be unable to update the Linchpin Intranet Suite to one of the listed versions, please reach out to our support team at

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This page was last edited on 09/01/2021.