DSA 753-1: New gedit packages fix denial of service
Posted on: 07/12/2005 08:25 AM

A gedit security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 753-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
July 12th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : gedit
Vulnerability : format string
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CAN-2005-1686

A format string vulnerability has been discovered in gedit, a light-weight text editor for GNOME, that may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a binary file with format string specifiers in the filename. Since gedit supports opening files via "http://" URLs (through GNOME vfs) and other schemes, this might be a remotely exploitable vulnerability.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not vulnerable to this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.8.3-4sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.10.3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gedit package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 1848 99c4beadcf902ee5857c7a3150f4d0ad
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 54443 96de2c7d0d757d867f46d36490e0ee92
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 4051445 cbbd5999141d6de932a0afdd55f1aa35

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit-common_2.8.3-4sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1826070 d8519b91f1a8aeba351b1eca19c17712
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit-dev_2.8.3-4sarge1_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 44346 01d42b323e7ffdd2a6aba454996a5a48

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 523608 1f183dc0960c8e9405953fb0946a1f8b

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 457332 476fc39b828ffcd2224f4ce65e71afcc

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 470122 7162c0ac1f1a7ccd2a315d5b4f01f5d2

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 578896 85c408b6b41585ddb5d366a3d8ea8aea

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 505246 2436f36b3b10b36e3af1688e420de02f

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 459142 d475046c385f0ebd06912d89671f89ef

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 456504 4e3dbf6cf317c281cd5ddfd379bfa6c1

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 455104 c466bd51b370e0bfe4a0133e9f31e87c

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 473552 7f15b8f11abb2cb017bdc8a9069f1940

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 492994 d86d79670ebad24391213d3449db0dee

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/g/gedit/gedit_2.8.3-4sarge1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 462362 f24856c85dd4f7782a7377423392db70


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on its next update.


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