Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gedit (MDKSA-2005:102)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in gEdit where it was possible for an
attacker to create a file with a carefully crafted name which, when
opened, executed arbitrary code on the victim's computer. It is highly
unlikely that a user would open such a file, due to the file name, but
could possibly be tricked into opening it.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected gedit and / or gedit-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18499 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-102.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1686

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now