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gedit Format String Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1245

Format string vulnerability in gedit 2.10.2 may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a bin file with format string specifiers in the filename. NOTE: while this issue is triggered on the command line by the gedit user it has been reported that web browsers and email clients could be configured to provide a file name as an argument to gedit so there is a valid attack that crosses security boundaries.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-1686
Product(s):
  • gedit