RedHat: Moderate: gedit security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated gedit package that fixes a file name format string vulnerability is now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: gedit security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:499-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-499.html
Issue date:        2005-06-13
Updated on:        2005-06-13
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-1686
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1. Summary:

An updated gedit package that fixes a file name format string vulnerability
is now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

gEdit is a small text editor designed specifically for the GNOME GUI desktop. 

A file name format string vulnerability has been discovered in gEdit. It is
possible for an attacker to create a file with a carefully crafted name
which, when the file is opened, executes arbitrary instructions on a
victim's machine. Although it is unlikely that a user would manually open a
file with such a carefully crafted file name, a user could, for example, be
tricked into opening such a file from within an email client.  The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CAN-2005-1686 to this issue. 

Users of gEdit should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

159655 - CAN-2005-1686 filename format string vulnerability


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm
4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm

ia64:
9c34d1ee8720ea981b0189019fcdf5fd  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
0389a291108df49c17423ba201cf9a37  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ppc.rpm

s390:
47575246c230dd8d075002e275653edb  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.s390.rpm

s390x:
e5ee83fb888d93e8f8f8641dd4c8f2b8  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm
4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm
4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm

ia64:
9c34d1ee8720ea981b0189019fcdf5fd  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm
4af12e7afe233dd817a34637ea4c2e40  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.src.rpm

i386:
a0c73bb8d16bd87091ea07995e66b926  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.i386.rpm

ia64:
9c34d1ee8720ea981b0189019fcdf5fd  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
885c88930937b3d47f75a0eb61acae37  gedit-2.2.2-4.rhel3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm
91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b  gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm

i386:
3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529  gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm
8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm

ia64:
7f3208d4697da4d0fb0b75e152307ded  gedit-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm
bcd737443ddf2047343060b9b2db08dc  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
0ae4743c760546b15dbcab0970db6c01  gedit-2.8.1-4.ppc.rpm
40756b42e85e068ae9defdce288fc0e0  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ppc.rpm

s390:
624d11da5afffab3823ca176b3321793  gedit-2.8.1-4.s390.rpm
01608a19d9c89524a632c78f39b14fac  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.s390.rpm

s390x:
47b7648f2c394b70e78cd3b15cbd7040  gedit-2.8.1-4.s390x.rpm
b56c95ed023e54206e325da8ec75cf1e  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea  gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm
1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm
91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b  gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm

i386:
3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529  gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm
8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea  gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm
1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm
91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b  gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm

i386:
3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529  gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm
8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm

ia64:
7f3208d4697da4d0fb0b75e152307ded  gedit-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm
bcd737443ddf2047343060b9b2db08dc  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea  gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm
1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm
91234d8bd44d20e5f21e72767e76ec7b  gedit-2.8.1-4.src.rpm

i386:
3f5ca71eb65123424ad9980fb6585529  gedit-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm
8800696a1e229e76158ba660324ca777  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.i386.rpm

ia64:
7f3208d4697da4d0fb0b75e152307ded  gedit-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm
bcd737443ddf2047343060b9b2db08dc  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
103ee4bfed24c7ab79bbb72c41a045ea  gedit-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm
1254f73092b0eb3c7809ead5137d90ad  gedit-devel-2.8.1-4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1686

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.