RHEL 7 : qt (Unpatched Vulnerability)

high Nessus Plugin ID 198463


The remote Red Hat 7 host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities that will not be patched.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has one or more packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities that have been acknowledged by the vendor but will not be patched.

- qt: segmentation fault in qgifhandler.cpp (CVE-2015-1860)

- qt: XML entity expansion vulnerability (CVE-2015-9541)

- The GIF decoder in QtGui in Qt before 5.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via invalid width and height values in a GIF image. (CVE-2014-0190)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied on the package manager's report that the package is installed.


The vendor has acknowledged the vulnerabilities but no solution has been provided. Refer to the vendor for remediation guidance.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 198463

File Name: redhat_unpatched_qt-rhel7.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/3/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-1860


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2015-9541

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:openjpeg, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ghostscript, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:opencv, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:compat-libtiff3, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qt5-qtbase, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qt3, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtiff

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0190, CVE-2015-0295, CVE-2015-1858, CVE-2015-1859, CVE-2015-1860, CVE-2015-9541, CVE-2016-10040, CVE-2017-9147