Amazon Linux 2 : qt5-qtbase (ALAS-2023-2252)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181724


The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.


The version of qt5-qtbase installed on the remote host is prior to 5.9.2-3. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ALAS2-2023-2252 advisory.

- Qt through 5.15.8 and 6.x through 6.2.3 can load system library files from an unintended working directory. (CVE-2022-25634)

- An issue was discovered in Qt before 5.15.15, 6.x before 6.2.10, and 6.3.x through 6.5.x before 6.5.3.
There are infinite loops in recursive entity expansion. (CVE-2023-38197)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Run 'yum update qt5-qtbase' to update your system.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181724

File Name: al2_ALAS-2023-2252.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/20/2023

Updated: 9/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-25634


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-doc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-examples, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-gui, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-mysql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-odbc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-postgresql, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-qtbase-static, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qt5-rpm-macros, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/13/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/2/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-25634, CVE-2023-38197