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[GLSA-200503-01] Qt: Untrusted library search path

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Qt: Untrusted library search path

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-01
(Qt: Untrusted library search path)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has
discovered that Qt searches for shared libraries in an untrusted,
world-writable directory.

Impact

A local attacker could create a malicious shared object that would
be loaded by Qt, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the Qt application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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