Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : qt (ELSA-2007-0883)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0883 :

Updated qt packages that correct two security flaws are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A flaw was found in the way Qt expanded certain UTF8 characters. It
was possible to prevent a Qt-based application from properly
sanitizing user-supplied input. This could, for example, result in a
cross-site scripting attack against the Konqueror web browser.
(CVE-2007-0242)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Qt expanded malformed
Unicode strings. If an application linked against Qt parsed a
malicious Unicode string, it could lead to a denial of service or
possibly allow the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-4137)

Users of Qt should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct these issues.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000323.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000324.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-September/000322.html

Solution :

Update the affected qt packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67568 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23269

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0242
CVE-2007-4137