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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-0242

The UTF-8 decoder in codecs/qutfcodec.cpp in Qt 3.3.8 and 4.2.3 does not reject long UTF-8 sequences as required by the standard, which allows remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS) and directory traversal attacks via long sequences that decode to dangerous metacharacters.
Publish Date : 2007-04-03 Last Update Date : 2017-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Cross Site ScriptingDirectory traversal
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2007-03-29 2007-03-29
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-0242 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-1324 -- qt4 security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28061 unix
DSA-1292-1 qt4-x11 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18627 unix
ELSA-2007:0883: qt security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22579 unix
ELSA-2007:0909: kdelibs security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22442 unix
ELSA-2011:1324: qt4 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23408 unix
RHSA-2007:0883: qt security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070883 unix
RHSA-2007:0909: kdelibs security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070909 unix
RHSA-2011:1324: qt4 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20111324 unix
RHSA-2011:1324: qt4 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22150 unix
The UTF-8 decoder in codecs/qutfcodec.cpp in Qt 3.3.8 and 4.2.3 does not reject long UTF-8 sequences as required by the ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11510 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2007-0242

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application QT QT 3.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application QT QT 4.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2007-0242 CONFIRM
XF qt-utf8-xss(33397)
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0883
BID 23269 Trolltech Qt UTF-8 Sequences Input Validation Vulnerability Release Date:2007-10-17
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0909
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:006,--Qt-UTF-8-overlong-sequence-decoding-vulnerability-t3506065.html CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2011:1324
SGI 20070901-01-P

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-0242

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