gedit vulnerability

ID USN-138-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2005-06-09T00:00:00


A format string vulnerability has been discovered in gedit. Calling the program with specially crafted file names caused a buffer overflow, which could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the gedit user.

This becomes security relevant if e. g. your web browser is configued to open URLs in gedit. If you never open untrusted file names or URLs in gedit, this flaw does not affect you.