GLSA 200703-06 AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Integer overflow
Posted on: 03/04/2007 01:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Integer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Integer overflow
Date: March 04, 2007
Bugs: #153704
ID: 200703-06

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Synopsis
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The AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library makes use of an insecure version of
the Qt library, potentially allowing for the remote execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library for AMD64 emulates the x86 (32-bit)
Qt library on the AMD64 (64-bit) architecture.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 emul-linux-x86-qtlibs lt; 10.0 gt;= 10.0

Description
===========

An integer overflow flaw has been found in the pixmap handling of Qt,
making the AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library vulnerable as well.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted pixmap image in an
application using the AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library, a remote attacker
could cause an application crash or the remote execution of arbitrary
code with the rights 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 "gt;=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-qtlibs-10.0"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA 200611-02
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200611-02.xml
[ 2 ] CVE-2006-4811
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4811

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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