GLSA-200509-18 : Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-18
(Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library)

Qt links to a bundled vulnerable version of zlib when emerged with the
zlib USE-flag disabled. This may lead to a buffer overflow.

Impact :

By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers can
overwrite data structures for applications that use Qt, resulting in a
Denial of Service or potentially arbitrary code execution.

Workaround :

Emerge Qt with the zlib USE-flag enabled.

See also :

Solution :

All Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r8'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19817 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1849