DescriptionAn 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.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
kde-runtime (PTS)jessie4:4.14.2-2fixed
bullseye, sid, buster4:17.08.3-2.1fixed
plasma-workspace (PTS)stretch (security), stretch4:5.8.6-2.1+deb9u1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster4:

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kde-runtimesource(unstable)(not affected)


- kde-runtime <not-affected> (Performs correct escaping) (Plasma/5.12) (Plasma/5.8)

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