RHEL 2.1 / 3 : qt (RHSA-2004:414)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated qt packages that fix security issues in several of the image
decoders are now available.

Qt is a software toolkit that simplifies the task of writing and
maintaining GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications for the X
Window System.

During a security audit, Chris Evans discovered a heap overflow in the
BMP image decoder in Qt versions prior to 3.3.3. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted BMP file in such a way that it would cause
an application linked with Qt to crash or possibly execute arbitrary
code when the file was opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2004-0691 to this issue.

Additionally, various flaws were discovered in the GIF, XPM, and JPEG
decoders in Qt versions prior to 3.3.3. An attacker could create
carefully crafted image files in such a way that it could cause an
application linked against Qt to crash when the file was opened by a
victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2004-0692 and CVE-2004-0693
to these issues.

Users of Qt should update to these updated packages which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0691.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0692.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0693.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?9aaee330
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-414.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14326 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0691
CVE-2004-0692
CVE-2004-0693