Scientific Linux Security Update : qt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 61141

Synopsis

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

Description

Qt is a software toolkit that simplifies the task of writing and maintaining GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications for the X Window System. HarfBuzz is an OpenType text shaping engine.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the harfbuzz module in Qt. If a user loaded a specially crafted font file with an application linked against Qt, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2011-3193)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Qt handled certain gray-scale image files. If a user loaded a specially crafted gray-scale image file with an application linked against Qt, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
(CVE-2011-3194)

Users of Qt should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running applications linked against Qt libraries must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea333beb

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61141

File Name: sl_20110921_qt_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

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: 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: 2011/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3193, CVE-2011-3194