AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200712-08

Multiple vulnerabilities in the AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library may lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code in Qt applications.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-qtlibs on the amd64 architecture
Affected versions < 20071114-r2
Unaffected versions >= 20071114-r2

Background

Qt is a cross-platform GUI framework, which is used e.g. by KDE. The AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library packages Qt libraries for 32bit x86 emulation on AMD64.

Description

The Qt versions used by the AMD64 x86 emulation Qt libraries were vulnerable to several flaws (GLSA 200708-16, GLSA 200710-28)

Impact

An attacker could trigger one of the vulnerabilities by causing a Qt application to parse specially crafted text or Unicode strings, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-qtlibs-20071114-r2"

References

Release Date
December 09, 2007

Latest Revision
December 09, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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