KDE Project Security Advisory
Title: Plasma Desktop: Arbitrary command execution in the removable device notifier
Risk Rating: High
Versions: Plasma < 5.12.0
Date: 8 February 2018
When a vfat thumbdrive which contains `` or $() in its volume label is plugged
and mounted trough the device notifier, it’s interpreted as a shell command,
leaving a possibility of arbitrary commands execution. an example of offending
volume label is “$(touch b)” which will create a file called b in the
Mount removable devices with Dolphin instead of the device notifier.
Update to Plasma >= 5.12.0 or Plasma >= 5.8.9
Or apply the following patches:
Thanks to ksieluzyckih for the report and to Marco Martin for the fix.