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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-1686

Original release date: 05/20/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Format 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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (LOW) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-753
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20050520 pst.advisory: gedit fun. opensource is god .lol windows
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200506-09
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9845
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1245
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2005:036
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:499
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-138-1

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1245
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9845
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
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* cpe:/a:gnome:gedit:2.10.2

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