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Bug 159018

Summary: gedit Filename Format String Issue
Product: [Retired] Fedora Legacy Reporter: John Dalbec <jpdalbec>
Component: geditAssignee: Fedora Legacy Bugs <bugs>
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/398634
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Description John Dalbec 2005-05-27 20:08:02 UTC
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Description of problem:
05.21.15 CVE: Not Available
Platform: Linux
Title: gedit Filename Format String Issue
Description: gedit is an open source text processing application. It
is vulnerable to a format string issue because the application is
unable to process filenames with malicious format specifiers. gEdit
version 2.2.0 is reported to be vulnerable.
Ref: http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/398634 

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How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  See the URL for exploit steps.
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Actual Results:  The exploit didn't run, but gedit reported that the file "AA%n%n%n.c" didn't exist so there's a format string problem somewhere.

Expected Results:  Gedit should have opened the file and displayed its (binary) contents.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2007-08-30 19:57:04 UTC
Fedora Legacy project has ended.  These will not be fixed by Fedora Legacy.