Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gedit (MDKSA-2005:102)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 18499
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected gedit and / or gedit-devel packages.