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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:36:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: aacid@....org
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: kdesu vulnerability: need CVE

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> 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
> https://github.com/KDE/kde-cli-tools/commit/5eda179a099ba68a20dc21dc0da63e85a565a171

>> Make sure people are not trying to sneak invisible characters on the kdesu label
>> kdesu.cpp

Use CVE-2016-7787.

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