GLSA 200712-08 AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 12/09/2007 11:25 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-08
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: AMD64 x86 emulation Qt library: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: December 09, 2007
Bugs: #189536
ID: 200712-08

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

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.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 emul-linux-x86-qtlibs lt; 20071114-r2 gt;= 20071114-r2
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# Package 1 only applies to AMD64 users.

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
"gt;=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-qtlibs-20071114-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA 200708-16
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200708-16.xml
[ 2 ] GLSA 200710-28
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200710-28.xml

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

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-08.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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