Fedora Core 3 Update: gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1
Posted on: 06/27/2005 04:14 AM

A gedit security update has been released for Fedora Core 3

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : gedit
Version : 2.8.1
Release : 2.fc3.1
Summary : gEdit is a small but powerful text editor for GNOME.
Description :
gEdit is a small but powerful text editor designed specifically for the GNOME GUI desktop. gEdit includes a plug-in API (which supports extensibility while keeping the core binary small), support for editing multiple documents using notebook tabs, and standard text editor functions.

You'll need to have GNOME and GTK+ installed to use gEdit.

Update Information:

An updated gedit package that fixes a file name format string vulnerability is now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team gEdit is a small text editor designed specifically for the GNOME GUI desktop.

A file name format string vulnerability has been discovered in gEdit. It is possible for an attacker to create a file with a carefully crafted name which, when the file is opened, executes arbitrary instructions on a victim's machine. Although it is unlikely that a user would manually open a file with such a carefully crafted file name, a user could, for example, be tricked into opening such a file from within an email client. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1686 to this issue.

Users of gEdit should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

* Tue Jun 7 2005 Ray Strode lt;rstrode@redhat.comgt; 1:2.8.1-2.fc3.1

- Dont pass user input as format specifiers to
gtk_message_dialog_new (bug 159657).

This update can be downloaded from:

0cda03e960fa2a10affb26df06a137c8 SRPMS/gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.src.rpm
e17d271ac464e23edd551516afae1c7f x86_64/gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
e0c4cd2e6cfbd7c089521acae61e9320 x86_64/gedit-devel-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
462896c74e203ef95b002f649cbee289 x86_64/debug/gedit-debuginfo-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.x86_64.rpm
c95bab56d29eed0c5320ada147fba03d i386/gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.i386.rpm
d4d49f857df7b492cd45f00d9f06efda i386/gedit-devel-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.i386.rpm
72902a585ff2c43b57840b24d1868ecc i386/debug/gedit-debuginfo-2.8.1-2.fc3.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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