GLSA-200503-01 : Qt: Untrusted library search path
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17248
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-01 (Qt: Untrusted library search path)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has discovered that Qt searches for shared libraries in an untrusted, world-writable directory.
A local attacker could create a malicious shared object that would be loaded by Qt, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the Qt application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r2'