2007-6183 | Ruby Gnome2 rbgtkmessagedialog.c mdiag_initialize format string (BID-26616 / XFDB-38757)

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A vulnerability has been found in Ruby Gnome2 (Programming Language Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function mdiag_initialize of the file gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c of the component Ruby. The manipulation of the argument message with an unknown input leads to a format string vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-134. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 11/27/2007 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vupen.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2007-6183 since 11/29/2007. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn’t need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 29277 (Fedora 7 : ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-18.fc7 (2007-4229)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.16.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 26616), X-Force (38757), Secunia (SA27825), Vulnerability Center (SBV-17123) and Tenable (29277).



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Class: Format String
CWE: CWE-134
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 29277
Nessus Name: Fedora 7 : ruby-gnome2-0.16.0-18.fc7 (2007-4229)
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OpenVAS ID: 60010
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 1431-1 (ruby-gnome2)
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07/29/2021 +1670 days 🔍Advisory: vupen.com
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CVE: CVE-2007-6183 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 26616 – Ruby-GNOME2 Gtk::MessageDialog.new Function Format String Vulnerability
Secunia: 27825 – Ruby-GNOME2 "Gtk::MessageDialog.new()" Format String Vulnerability, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 38757
Vulnerability Center: 17123 – Ruby-GNOME 2 Format String Error Allows Remote Attackers to Execute Arbitrary Code or Cause DoS, High
OSVDB: 40774 – Ruby-GNOME2 gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c Gtk::MessageDialog.new() Function Format String
Vupen: ADV-2007-4022

Created: 03/16/2015 13:43
Updated: 07/29/2021 19:32
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