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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN138-1 : gedit vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gedit vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- gedit
- gedit-common
- gedit-dev


Description :

A format string vulnerability has been discovered in gedit. Calling
the program with specially crafted file names caused a buffer
overflow, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the gedit user.

This becomes security relevant if e. g. your web browser is configued
to open URLs in gedit. If you never open untrusted file names or URLs
in gedit, this flaw does not affect you.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gedit-2.10.2-0ubuntu2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- gedit-common-2.10.2-0ubuntu2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- gedit-dev-2.10.2-0ubuntu2 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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