[USN-1723-1] Qt vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-02-18T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1723-1 February 14, 2013

qt4-x11 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Qt.

Software Description: - qt4-x11: Qt 4 libraries


Richard J. Moore and Peter Hartmann discovered that Qt allowed redirecting requests from http to file schemes. If an attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2012-5624)

Stephen Cheng discovered that Qt may report incorrect errors when ssl certificate verification fails. (CVE-2012-6093)

Tim Brown and Mark Lowe discovered that Qt incorrectly used weak permissions on shared memory segments. A local attacker could use this issue to view sensitive information, or modify program data belonging to other users. (CVE-2013-0254)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10: libqt4-core 4:4.8.3+dfsg-0ubuntu3.1 libqt4-network 4:4.8.3+dfsg-0ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libqt4-core 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.4 libqt4-network 4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.4

Ubuntu 11.10: libqt4-core 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3 libqt4-network 4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libqt4-core 4:4.6.2-0ubuntu5.6 libqt4-network 4:4.6.2-0ubuntu5.6

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1723-1 CVE-2012-5624, CVE-2012-6093, CVE-2013-0254

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt4-x11/4:4.8.3+dfsg-0ubuntu3.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt4-x11/4:4.8.1-0ubuntu4.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt4-x11/4:4.7.4-0ubuntu8.3 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt4-x11/4:4.6.2-0ubuntu5.6

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