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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200708-16 ] Qt: Multiple format string vulnerabilitie Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Qt: Multiple format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200708-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote, local
Date: August 22, 2007
Bug(s): #185446
ID: 200708-16

Synopsis

Format string vulnerabilities in Qt 3 may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code in some Qt applications.

Background

Qt is a cross-platform GUI framework, which is used e.g. by KDE.

Affected Packages

Package: x11-libs/qt
Vulnerable: < 3.3.8-r3
Unaffected: >= 3.3.8-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Tim Brown of Portcullis Computer Security Ltd and Dirk Mueller of KDE reported multiple format string errors in qWarning() calls in files qtextedit.cpp, qdatatable.cpp, qsqldatabase.cpp, qsqlindex.cpp, qsqlrecord.cpp, qglobal.cpp, and qsvgdevice.cpp.

Impact

An attacker could trigger one of the vulnerabilities by causing a Qt application to parse specially crafted text, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Qt 3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "=x11-libs/qt-3*"


References

CVE-2007-3388


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