GLSA-200503-01 : Qt: Untrusted library search path

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-01
(Qt: Untrusted library search path)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has discovered
that Qt searches for shared libraries in an untrusted, world-writable
directory.

Impact :

A local attacker could create a malicious shared object that would be
loaded by Qt, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Qt application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-01.xml

Solution :

All Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17248 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0627