[ GLSA 201803-09 ] KDE Plasma Workspaces: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201803-09
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: KDE Plasma Workspaces: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 19, 2018
Bugs: #647106
ID: 201803-09

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in KDE Plasma Workspaces, the
worst of which allows local attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

Background
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KDE Plasma workspace is a widget based desktop environment designed to
be fast and efficient.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 kde-plasma/plasma-workspace
=3D 5.11.5-r1=20

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in KDE Plasma Workspaces.
Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact
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An attacker could execute arbitrary commands via specially crafted
thumb drive’s volume labels or obtain sensitive information via
specially crafted notifications.

Workaround
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Users should mount removable devices with Dolphin instead of the device
notifier.

Users should disable notifications.

Resolution
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All KDE Plasma Workspace users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot -v “>=3Dkde-plasma/plasma-workspace-5.11.5-r1″

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-6790
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6790
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-6791
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6791

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201803-09

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users’ machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons – Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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