CVE-2005-1686

NameCVE-2005-1686
DescriptionFormat string vulnerability in gedit 2.10.2 may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a bin file with format string specifiers in the filename. NOTE: while this issue is triggered on the command line by the gedit user, it has been reported that web browsers and email clients could be configured to provide a file name as an argument to gedit, so there is a valid attack that crosses security boundaries.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-753-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: remote, user-initiated)
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gedit (PTS)squeeze2.30.4-1squeeze1fixed
wheezy3.4.2-1fixed
sid, jessie3.14.0-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
geditsource(unstable)2.10.3-1low
geditsourcesarge2.8.3-4sarge1lowDSA-753-1
geditsourcewoody(not affected)DSA-753-1

Notes

Only exploitable under rare circumstances

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