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Security update for gedit


(Last modified: 17JUN2005)

solutions Security update for gedit SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (20b4d6e20cabe54a0978ec88596c0a43)

Applies to

Package: gedit
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10253
Release: 20050617
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Gedit had a format string bug in the filename handling, potentially allowing
an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This bug has been fixed


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gedit.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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