Upstream information

CVE-2018-6791 at MITRE


An issue was discovered in soliduiserver/deviceserviceaction.cpp in KDE Plasma Workspace before 5.12.0. When a vfat thumbdrive that contains `` or $() in its volume label is plugged in and mounted through the device notifier, it's interpreted as a shell command, leading to a possibility of arbitrary command execution. An example of an offending volume label is "$(touch b)" -- this will create a file called b in the home folder.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Physical
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1079751 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub 12 SP3
  • drkonqi5 >= 5.8.7-8.1
  • plasma5-workspace >= 5.8.7-8.1
  • plasma5-workspace-devel >= 5.8.7-8.1
  • plasma5-workspace-lang >= 5.8.7-8.1
  • plasma5-workspace-libs >= 5.8.7-8.1

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Wed Feb 7 08:32:50 2018
CVE page last modified: Fri Dec 8 17:16:54 2023