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Security Advisory gedit security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:499-05
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-06-13
Last updated on: 2005-06-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1686

Details

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.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm     MD5: 4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm     MD5: a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37
 
Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm     MD5: 91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm     MD5: 4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm     MD5: a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926
 
IA-64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ia64.rpm     MD5: 9c34d1ee8720ea981b0189019fcdf5fd
 
PPC:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ppc.rpm     MD5: 0389a291108df49c17423ba201cf9a37
 
s390:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.s390.rpm     MD5: 47575246c230dd8d075002e275653edb
 
s390x:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.s390x.rpm     MD5: e5ee83fb888d93e8f8f8641dd4c8f2b8
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm     MD5: 91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777
 
IA-64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 7f3208d4697da4d0fb0b75e152307ded
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm     MD5: bcd737443ddf2047343060b9b2db08dc
 
PPC:
gedit-2.8.1-4.ppc.rpm     MD5: 0ae4743c760546b15dbcab0970db6c01
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ppc.rpm     MD5: 40756b42e85e068ae9defdce288fc0e0
 
s390:
gedit-2.8.1-4.s390.rpm     MD5: 624d11da5afffab3823ca176b3321793
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.s390.rpm     MD5: 01608a19d9c89524a632c78f39b14fac
 
s390x:
gedit-2.8.1-4.s390x.rpm     MD5: 47b7648f2c394b70e78cd3b15cbd7040
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.s390x.rpm     MD5: b56c95ed023e54206e325da8ec75cf1e
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm     MD5: 4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm     MD5: a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926
 
IA-64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ia64.rpm     MD5: 9c34d1ee8720ea981b0189019fcdf5fd
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm     MD5: 91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777
 
IA-64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 7f3208d4697da4d0fb0b75e152307ded
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm     MD5: bcd737443ddf2047343060b9b2db08dc
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm     MD5: 4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm     MD5: a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926
 
IA-64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ia64.rpm     MD5: 9c34d1ee8720ea981b0189019fcdf5fd
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm     MD5: 91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b
 
IA-32:
gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm     MD5: 8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777
 
IA-64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm     MD5: 7f3208d4697da4d0fb0b75e152307ded
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm     MD5: bcd737443ddf2047343060b9b2db08dc
 
x86_64:
gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea
gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

159655 - CAN-2005-1686 filename format string vulnerability


References



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