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gedit -- format string vulnerability


Yan Feng reports a format string vulnerability in gedit. This vulnerability could cause a denial of service with a binary file that contains format string characters within the filename. It had been reported that web browsers and email clients can be configured to provide a filename as an argument to gedit.:



portaudit: gedit -- format string vulnerability

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