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[GLSA-200506-09] gedit: Format string vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
gedit: Format string vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-09
(gedit: Format string vulnerability)
A format string vulnerability exists when opening files with names
containing format specifiers.
A specially crafted file with format specifiers in the filename
can cause arbitrary code execution.
There are no known workarounds at this time.
All gedit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/gedit-2.10.3"
Threat Level: Medium
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