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gedit -- format string vulnerability

Affected packages
gedit < 2.10.3


VuXML ID e319da0b-a228-11da-b410-000e0c2e438a
Discovery 2005-05-20
Entry 2006-02-20

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.:


CVE Name CAN-2005-1686