ESB-2018.0494 - [UNIX/Linux][Debian] plasma-workspace: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Console/physical 2018-02-19

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                               ESB-2018.0494
                     plasma-workspace security update
                             19 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           plasma-workspace
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 9
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Console/Physical
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6791  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4116

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators 
         running plasma-workspace check for an updated version of the 
         software for their operating system.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4116-1                   security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
February 16, 2018                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : plasma-workspace
CVE ID         : CVE-2018-6791

Krzysztof Sieluzycki discovered that the notifier for removable devices
in the KDE Plasma workspace performed insufficient sanitisation of
FAT/VFAT volume labels, which could result in the execution of arbitrary
shell commands if a removable device with a malformed disk label is
mounted.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 4:5.8.6-2.1+deb9u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your plasma-workspace packages.

For the detailed security status of plasma-workspace please refer to
its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/plasma-workspace

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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