Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : qt4-x11, qtbase-opensource-src vulnerability (USN-2057-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71518
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that QXmlSimpleReader in Qt incorrectly handled XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Qt applications to consume large amounts of resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libqt4-xml and / or libqt5xml5 packages.