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Bug 159657 - CAN-2005-1686 filename format string vulnerability
CAN-2005-1686 filename format string vulnerability
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gedit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/1369...
public=20050520,impact=moderate,sourc...
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Reported: 2005-06-06 12:53 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-06 10:43:01 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-06-06 12:53:38 EDT
+++ 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 12:54:51 EDT
This issue should also affect FC4
Comment 2 Rahul Sundaram 2005-09-05 03:41:28 EDT
whats the status on this one?
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-09-06 10:43:01 EDT
Fixed months ago.

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