USN-829-1: Qt vulnerability

10 September 2009

Qt vulnerability




It was discovered that Qt did not properly handle certificates with NULL
characters in the Subject Alternative Name field of X.509 certificates. An
attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view
sensitive information or alter encrypted communications. (CVE-2009-2700)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.