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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.


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


There are no known workarounds at this time.


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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