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[GLSA-200509-18] Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-18
(Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library)
Qt links to a bundled vulnerable version of zlib when emerged with the
zlib USE-flag disabled. This may lead to a buffer overflow.
By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers can
overwrite data structures for applications that use Qt, resulting in a
Denial of Service or potentially arbitrary code execution.
Emerge Qt with the zlib USE-flag enabled.
All Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r8"
Threat Level: Medium
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