April 20, 2015

Qt Activities, Snapshots and Suggestions


Qt 5.5 beta snapshots are available: http://download.qt.io/snapshots/qt/5.5/5.5.0-beta/

A Place for Qt

Nurmi J-P of The Qt Company has proposed a playground repository be created for a former hackathon project: QML bindings for native Android controls. Here is a YouTube video, and some older blog links:


Qt Project Advisory

A Qt Project security advisory was issued:
"Due to two recent vulnerabilities identified in the built-in image format handling code, it was decided that this area required further testing to determine if further issues remained. Fuzzing using afl-fuzz located a number of issues in the handling of BMP, ICO and GIF files. The issues exposed included denial of service and buffer overflows leading to heap corruption. It is possible the latter could be used to perform remote code execution."

Fixes for these will be included in Qt 5.4.2 and Qt 4.8.7.

Qt Patches

For Qt 5.0 to 5.4:


For Qt 4.8:

Posted by Jon Trulson