QtGui: Denial of Service — GLSA 201412-25

A NULL pointer dereference in QtGui could lead to Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

dev-qt/qtgui on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.8.5-r2
Unaffected versions >= 4.8.5-r2

Background

QtGui is the GUI module and platform plugins for the Qt5 framework.

Description

A NULL pointer dereference has been found in QtGui.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted GIF image, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All QtGui users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-qt/qtgui-4.8.5-r2"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2014

Latest Revision
December 13, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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