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KDirStat: Arbitrary command execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201406-15 / kdirstat
Release Date June 15, 2014
Latest Revision June 15, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
kde-misc/kdirstat < 2.7.5 >= 2.7.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #504994


A vulnerability in KDirStat could allow local attackers to execute arbitrary shell commands.

2.  Impact Information


KDirStat is a graphical disk usage utility for KDE.


Missing escape of executable shell command in KDirStat can be used to insert malicious shell commands.


A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary shell command with the privileges of the process.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All KDirStat users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=kde-misc/kdirstat-2.7.5"

4.  References


Page updated June 15, 2014

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