Debian: New gedit packages fix denial of service

    Date12 Jul 2005
    CategoryDebian
    5695
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    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.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 753-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    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
    - --------------------
    
    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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