GLSA-201406-15 : KDirStat: Arbitrary command execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76066


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201406-15 (KDirStat: Arbitrary command execution)

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

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

There is no known workaround at this time.


All KDirStat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-misc/kdirstat-2.7.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76066

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201406-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/06/16

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kdirstat, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/06/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2527

BID: 66297

GLSA: 201406-15