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[DSA753] DSA-753-1 gedit Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-753-1 gedit

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

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.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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