GLSA-200708-16 : Qt: Multiple format string vulnerabilities

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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-200708-16
(Qt: Multiple format string vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-16.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25944 (gentoo_GLSA-200708-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3388