Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200509-18] Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200509-18] Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Qt: Buffer overflow in the included zlib library

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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.

Impact

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.

Workaround

Emerge Qt with the zlib USE-flag enabled.

References:
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-05.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-19.xml
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1849
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2096


Solution:
All Qt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-libs/qt-3.3.4-r8"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Master Diskette II Atari 810 Disc Operating System
$19.99
Master Diskette II Atari 810 Disc Operating System pictureAtari Jaguar Console Box But with Scuffs. Empty Collectors, Check Pictures
$60.0
Atari Jaguar Console Box But with Scuffs. Empty Collectors, Check Pictures pictureDUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ONLINE STORMREACH BY ATARI 2006 PC Interactive Game 4 CDs
$7.99
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ONLINE STORMREACH BY ATARI 2006 PC Interactive Game 4 CDs pictureAtari C010745
$3.75
Atari C010745 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.