GLSA-200708-16 : Qt: Multiple format string vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25944
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200708-16 (Qt: Multiple format string vulnerabilities)
Tim Brown of Portcullis Computer Security Ltd and Dirk Mueller of KDE reported multiple format string errors in qWarning() calls in files qtextedit.cpp, qdatatable.cpp, qsqldatabase.cpp, qsqlindex.cpp, qsqlrecord.cpp, qglobal.cpp, and qsvgdevice.cpp.
An attacker could trigger one of the vulnerabilities by causing a Qt application to parse specially crafted text, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Qt 3 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '=x11-libs/qt-3*'