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<title>gedit: Format string vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
gedit suffers from a format string vulnerability that could allow arbitrary
code execution.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">gedit</product>
<announced>June 11, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>93352</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-editors/gedit" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.10.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.10.3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
gedit is the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environement.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A format string vulnerability exists when opening files with names
containing format specifiers.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A specially crafted file with format specifiers in the filename can
cause arbitrary code execution.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There are no known workarounds at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All gedit users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-editors/gedit-2.10.3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13699">BugTraq ID 13699</uri>
<uri link="http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2005-June/msg00006.html">gedit 10.3 Release Notes</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1686">CVE-2005-1686</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 10 Jun 2005 14:36:10 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 10 Jun 2005 17:36:40 +0000">
r2d2
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 11 Jun 2005 11:59:18 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>