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Fedora Core 2 2004-271: qt Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the qt package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory FEDORA-2004-271 (qt).
Qt is a GUI software toolkit which simplifies the task of writing and
maintaining GUI (Graphical User Interface) applications
for the X Window System.
Qt is written in C++ and is fully object-oriented.
This package contains the shared library needed to run qt
applications, as well as the README files for qt.
During a security audit, Chris Evans discovered a heap overflow in the BMP
image decoder in Qt versions prior to 3.3.3. A possible hacker could create a
carefully crafted BMP file in such a way that it would cause an application
linked with Qt to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code when the file
was opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0691 to this issue.
Additionally, various flaws were discovered in the GIF, XPM, and JPEG
decoders in Qt versions prior to 3.3.3. A possible hacker could create carefully
crafted image files in such a way that it could cause an application linked
against Qt to crash when the file was opened by a victim. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
names CVE-2004-0692 and CVE-2004-0693 to these issues.
Users of Qt should update to these updated packages which contain
backported patches and are not vulnerable to these issues.
Solution : http://www.fedoranews.org/updates/FEDORA-2004-271.shtml
Threat Level: High
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