Ruby Gnome2 prior 0.16.0 rbgtkmessagedialog.c mdiag_initialize message format string

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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. The product uses a function that accepts a format string as an argument, but the format string originates from an external source. 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 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 X-Force (38757) and Tenable (29277).





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Class: Format string
CWE: CWE-134 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
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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Upgrade: Ruby Gnome2 0.16.0


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CVE: CVE-2007-6183 (🔍)

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


Created: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM
Updated: 07/29/2021 07:32 PM
Changes: 03/16/2015 01:43 PM (67), 08/19/2017 09:53 AM (14), 07/29/2021 07:32 PM (3)
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