Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : qt-x11-free vulnerability (USN-513-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28118
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDirk Mueller discovered that UTF8 strings could be made to cause a small buffer overflow. A remote attacker could exploit this by sending specially crafted strings to applications that use the Qt3 library for UTF8 processing, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution with user privileges, or a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.