Bug 159018 - gedit Filename Format String Issue
gedit Filename Format String Issue
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: gedit (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2005-05-27 16:08 EDT by John Dalbec
Modified: 2007-08-30 15:57 EDT (History)
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Description John Dalbec 2005-05-27 16:08:02 EDT
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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.

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.

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Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2007-08-30 15:57:04 EDT
Fedora Legacy project has ended.  These will not be fixed by Fedora Legacy.

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