Ubuntu 7.10 : qt4-x11 vulnerability (USN-579-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 31164


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that QSslSocket did not properly verify SSL certificates. A remote attacker may be able to trick applications using QSslSocket into accepting invalid SSL certificates.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 31164

File Name: ubuntu_USN-579-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/25

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libqt4-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libqt4-debug, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libqt4-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libqt4-gui, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libqt4-qt3support, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libqt4-sql, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qt4-designer, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qt4-dev-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qt4-doc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qt4-qtconfig, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5965

OSVDB: 39863

USN: 579-1

CWE: 264