A recently resolved flaw in the KDE Linux desktop environment meant that files held on a USB stick could be executed as soon as they were plugged into a vulnerable device.
The CVE-2018-6791 vulnerability – unsurprisingly designated as high risk – was fixed on Thursday with an update to the Plasma Desktop.
Plasma versions before 5.12.0 need updating. If this isn’t immediately possible, then a workaround can be applied to avoid potential pwnage, which involves mounting removable devices with Dolphin instead of the device notifier.
The project has just released its second generation Ultrabook, the KDE Slimbook II, based on its Neon Linux flavour, with a Spanish hardware manufacturer partner. ®
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