SummaryPossible remote code execution on intranet host system
Advisory Release Date


  • Linchpin Enterprise News
  • Linchpin Intranet Suite
Affected Versions

Linchpin Enterprise News:

  • 2.15.0 and earlier

Linchpin Intranet Suite:

  • 4.1.0
  • 4.0.0 to 4.0.1
  • 3.4.0 to 3.4.4
  • 3.3.0 to 3.3.5
  • 3.2.4 and earlier
Fixed Versions

Linchpin Enterprise News:

  • 2.15.2

Linchpin Intranet Suite:

  • 4.1.1
  • 4.0.2
  • 3.4.6


We were able to identify a security vulnerability in our Linchpin Enterprise News app. The vulnerability allows any logged-in user, under tight conditions, to run any available software on the host system. This is a type of remote-code-execution attack.

This issue was recently discovered during an internal security audit. We have since fixed the affected functionalities and also analyzed our codebase across all apps for similar vulnerabilities.

All versions of the app Linchpin Enterprise News up to and including 2.15.0 are affected by this vulnerability.
All versions of the Linchpin Intranet Suite are affected by this vulnerability, up to and including version 4.1.0.


The vulnerability has been rated as Critical (9.9) according to the scale published under the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS v3.1).


Depending on the fact whether you use the Linchpin Enterprise News app standalone or bundled as part of the Linchpin Intranet Suite, there are different paths to get to the right version of the Linchpin Enterprise News that closes the gap mentioned.

Linchpin Enterprise News

If you are using the Linchpin Enterprise News app in one of the affected versions 2.15.0 or earlier, please immediately update to Linchpin Enterprise News 2.15.2.

Linchpin Intranet Suite

Please refer to the table below to determine the appropriate fix version. Please note: These versions also contain patches for two additional vulnerabilities in the apps Linchpin Theme and Linchpin Events, respectively.

Current version

Fix version

Linchpin Intranet Suite
Linchpin Intranet Suite 4.0.0 to

Linchpin Intranet Suite 3.4.0 to 3.4.5


For versions prior to the 3.4 line, we recommend updating to the latest supported version of the Linchpin Intranet Suite available for your Confluence system.

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

Due to a bug in Confluence you might face challenges after an update. This results in parts of the Theme not working properly. For more information please refer to Parts of Linchpin or Confluence not accessible after update in our knowledge base.

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