FreeBSD : gedit -- format string vulnerability (e319da0b-a228-11da-b410-000e0c2e438a)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 21524


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Yan Feng reports a format string vulnerability in gedit. This vulnerability could cause a denial of service with a binary file that contains format string characters within the filename. It had been reported that web browsers and email clients can be configured to provide a filename as an argument to gedit. :


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 21524

File Name: freebsd_pkg_e319da0ba22811dab410000e0c2e438a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/05/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:gedit, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2006/02/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1686