Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : qt4-x11, qtbase-opensource-src vulnerability (USN-2057-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that QXmlSimpleReader in Qt incorrectly handled XML
entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Qt
applications to consume large amounts of resources, resulting in a
denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libqt4-xml and / or libqt5xml5 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71518 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64418

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4549