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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Qt Vendors:   Trolltech
Qt Error Message Format String Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018485
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018485
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3388   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 31 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.3.8 and prior 3.x versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Qt. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted text that, when parsed by the target user with Qt, will trigger a format string error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Qt 4 is not affected.

The vendor credits Tim Brown of Portcullis Computer Security Ltd and Dirk Mueller of KDE with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a text string that, when parsed by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a patch for version 3.3.8, available at:

http://www.trolltech.com/developer/download/170529.diff

The Trolltech advisory is available at:

http://trolltech.com/company/newsroom/announcements/press.2007-07-27.7503755960

Vendor URL:  trolltech.com/company/newsroom/announcements/press.2007-07-27.7503755960 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 31 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Qt Error Message Format String Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.



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