Fedora Core 3 Update: gedit-2.8.1-2.fc3.1

Ray Strode rstrode at redhat.com
Sun Jun 26 21:16:39 UTC 2005

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 <rstrode at redhat.com> 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.  

Thanks go to Bernd Bartmann for reminding me to send this announcement
out.  Sorry for the delay.

Ray Strode

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