GLSA-200503-01 : Qt: Untrusted library search path

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17248


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17248

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/02

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:qt, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0627

OSVDB: 14316

GLSA: 200503-01