GLSA-201206-02 : QtGui: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 59630


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-02 (QtGui: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An error in qtiffhandler.cpp could cause a buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted TIFF image with an application linked against QtGui, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All QtGui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/qt-gui-4.7.4-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59630

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-02.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/21

Updated: 2018/08/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:qt-gui, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3194

GLSA: 201206-02