GLSA-201403-04 : QtCore: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72997


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201403-04 (QtCore: Denial of Service)

A vulnerability in QXmlSimpleReader’s XML entity parsing has been discovered.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XML file using an application linked against QtCore, possibly resulting in Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All QtCore users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-qt/qtcore-4.8.5-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72997

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201403-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/03/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:qtcore, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4549

BID: 64418

OSVDB: 101140

GLSA: 201403-04