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CVE request: kdirstat, insufficient quote escaping leading to arbitrary command execution
From: Murray McAllister <mmcallis () redhat com>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:21:33 +1100

Good morning,

Adrian Panasiuk discovered that the KDirStat (KDE Directory Statistics) tool did not correctly escape quotes when deleting a directory permanently. Attempting to use KDirStat to permanently delete a directory that has a malicious name could result in arbitrary command execution.

Original report: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=741659

The Debian report is about single quotes. On Fedora (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1077059) double quotes were needed.

Can a CVE please be assigned if one has not been already? (And maybe it should be escaping ';' too if not already?)


Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team

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