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CVE-2018-6791 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=389815 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://cgit.kde.org/plasma-workspace.git/commit/?id=9db872df82c258315c6ebad800af59e81ffb9212 Vendor Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4116 Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-78 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an OS Command ('OS Command Injection') NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:kde:plasma-workspace:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (excluding)
5.12.0

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-6791
NVD Published Date:
02/06/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019