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Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:35:43 +0200
From: Albert Astals Cid <>
To: OSS Security Mailinglist <>
Cc: CVE Assignments MITRE <>,
Subject: kdesu vulnerability: need CVE

Hi, Albert from KDE, can we get a CVE assigned for kdesu?

The problem is that you could sneak an unicode string terminator in the kdesu invocation
and the label showing which command will be executed ended there but we did execute the whole thing,
that is,
   echo Hi@; whoami > /tmp/filebyroot

If @ is the unicode string terminator would only tell the user kdesu would execute "echo Hi"
but would create the /tmp/filebyroot file as root

The fix is already available at


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