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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 202007-38 ] QtGui Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: QtGui: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 202007-38)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2020-07-27
Bug(s): #719732
ID: 202007-38


A use-after-free was discovered in QtGui's Markdown handling code
possibly allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


QtGui is a module for the Qt toolkit.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-qt/qtgui
Vulnerable: < 5.14.2
Unaffected: >= 5.14.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


QtGui’s setMarkdown has a use-after-free related to


A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All QtGui users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-qt/qtgui-5.14.2"
Note that the Qt suite is best kept in sync, so a world upgrade may be
advisable to keep your system in a good state.


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