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Bug 159657 - CAN-2005-1686 filename format string vulnerability
Summary: CAN-2005-1686 filename format string vulnerability
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gedit
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: public=20050520,impact=moderate,sourc...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-06 16:53 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-09-06 14:43:01 UTC

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-06-06 16:53:38 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #159655 +++

gEdit is prone to a format string vulnerability. Exploitation may occur when the
program is invoked with a filename that includes malicious format specifiers.
This issue could be exploited to corrupt arbitrary regions of memory with
attacker-supplied data, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code in
the context of the user running the program.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-06-06 16:54:51 UTC
This issue should also affect FC4

Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2005-09-05 07:41:28 UTC
whats the status on this one?

Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-09-06 14:43:01 UTC
Fixed months ago.

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