Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 402871
CVE-2007-6183 ruby-gnome2: format string vulnerability
Last modified: 2007-12-06 17:50:22 EST
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
Upstream SVN commit:
Created attachment 271351 [details]
Reproducer extracted from Chris Rohlf's blog
CVE id CVE-2007-6183 was assigned to this issue.
ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-18.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-18.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.