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Moderately critical

Ruby-GNOME2 "Gtk::MessageDialog.new()" Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-11-28    Last Update:  2007-12-03    Views:  9,495

Secunia Advisory SA27825

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Chris Rohlf has reported a vulnerability in Ruby-GNOME2, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error within the "Gtk::MessageDialog.new()" method in gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c and can potentially be exploited to execute arbitrary code when a specially crafted string is passed to the affected function.

NOTE: Exploitation and impact of this vulnerability depend on how an application uses the affected function of the vulnerable library.

The vulnerability is reported in version 0.16.0. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Fixed in the SVN repository.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Chris Rohlf

Original Advisory:
http://em386.blogspot.com/2007/11/your-favorite-better-than-c-scripting.html

Deep Links:
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