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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2005-1686

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.
Publish Date : 2005-05-20 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
2.6
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity High (Specialized access conditions exist. It is hard to exploit and several special conditions must be satisfied to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2005-05-20 2005-05-20
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2005-1686 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20051686 unix
Format string vulnerability in gedit 2.10.2 may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a b... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9845 unix
gedit Format String Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1245 unix
RHSA-2005:499: gedit security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2005499 unix
RHSA-2005:499: gedit security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050499 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2005-1686

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Gedit 2.10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Gedit 1

- References For CVE-2005-1686

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_36_sudo.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2005:036
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-753
DEBIAN DSA-753
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-09.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200506-09
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=111661117701398&w=2
BUGTRAQ 20050520 pst.advisory: gedit fun. opensource is god .lol windows
http://www.ubuntulinux.org/support/documentation/usn/usn-138-1
UBUNTU USN-138-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-499.html
REDHAT RHSA-2005:499

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2005-1686

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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