A vulnerability has been reported in Scintilla, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within LexRuby.cxx when processing ruby source files (.rb) and can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow when a specially crafted file is opened.
The vulnerability is reported in version 1.73 and in the Scintilla .DLL file (SciLexer.dll) as included in Notepad++. Other versions and applications using the vulnerable library may also be affected.
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