Bug 402871 (CVE-2007-6183) - CVE-2007-6183 ruby-gnome2: format string vulnerability
Summary: CVE-2007-6183 ruby-gnome2: format string vulnerability
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2007-6183
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Allisson Azevedo
QA Contact:
URL: http://em386.blogspot.com/2007/11/you...
Whiteboard:
Depends On: 405591 405601 405611
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-11-28 14:50 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 0.16.0-18.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2007-12-06 20:55:46 UTC


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Reproducer extracted from Chris Rohlf's blog (381 bytes, text/plain)
2007-11-28 14:51 UTC, Tomas Hoger
no flags Details

Description Tomas Hoger 2007-11-28 14:50:34 UTC
Secunia advisory:

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.

References:
http://em386.blogspot.com/2007/11/your-favorite-better-than-c-scripting.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/27825/

Upstream SVN commit:
http://ruby-gnome2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/ruby-gnome2?view=rev&revision=2720

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2007-11-28 14:51:53 UTC
Created attachment 271351 [details]
Reproducer extracted from Chris Rohlf's blog

Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2007-11-30 08:59:55 UTC
CVE id CVE-2007-6183 was assigned to this issue.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2007-12-06 20:55:43 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-12-06 22:50:22 UTC
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.


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