Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : qt-x11-free vulnerability (USN-495-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28097
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSeveral format string vulnerabilities have been discovered in Qt warning messages. By causing an application to process specially crafted input data which triggered Qt warnings, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user running the application.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.