GLSA-200710-28 : Qt: Buffer overflow

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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-200710-28
(Qt: Buffer overflow)

Dirk Mueller from the KDE development team discovered a boundary error
in file qutfcodec.cpp when processing Unicode strings.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted Unicode string to a
vulnerable Qt application, possibly resulting in the remote execution
of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. Note that the boundary error is present but reported to be
not exploitable in 4.x series.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-28.xml

Solution :

All Qt 3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/qt-3.3.8-r4'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27579 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-28.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4137