BugTraq
[ GLSA 200506-09 ] gedit: Format string vulnerability Jun 11 2005 12:20PM
Thierry Carrez (koon gentoo org)
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200506-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: gedit: Format string vulnerability
Date: June 11, 2005
Bugs: #93352
ID: 200506-09

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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
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-editors/gedit < 2.10.3 >= 2.10.3

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:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/gedit-2.10.3"

References
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[ 1 ] BugTraq ID 13699
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13699
[ 2 ] gedit 10.3 Release Notes

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2005-June/msg00006.ht
ml

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-09.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security (at) gentoo (dot) org [email concealed] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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