GLSA-200506-09 : gedit: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1dc5ef42
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-09.xml

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18466 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 13699

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1686