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[GLSA-200506-09] gedit: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gedit: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-09
(gedit: Format string vulnerability)


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.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13699
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2005-June/msg00006.html


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


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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