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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200506-09 ] gedit: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: gedit: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200506-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: June 11, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #93352
ID: 200506-09

Synopsis


gedit suffers from a format string vulnerability that could allow arbitrary
code execution.


Background


gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environement.


Affected Packages

Package: app-editors/gedit
Vulnerable: < 2.10.3
Unaffected: >= 2.10.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


A format string vulnerability exists when opening files with names
containing format specifiers.


Impact


A specially crafted file with format specifiers in the filename can
cause arbitrary code execution.


Workaround


There are no known workarounds at this time.


Resolution


All gedit users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/gedit-2.10.3"


References

BugTraq ID 13699
gedit 10.3 Release Notes
CVE-2005-1686


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