Scientific Linux Security Update : qt on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60250


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A flaw was found in the way Qt expanded certain UTF8 characters. It was possible to prevent a Qt-based application from properly sanitizing user supplied input. This could, for example, result in a cross-site scripting attack against the Konqueror web browser.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Qt expanded malformed Unicode strings. If an application linked against Qt parsed a malicious Unicode string, it could lead to a denial of service or possibly allow the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-4137)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60250

File Name: sl_20070913_qt_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0242, CVE-2007-4137

CWE: 119