This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-09
(Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error)
Chris Rohlf discovered that the 'Gtk::MessageDialog.new()' method in
the file gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c does not properly sanitize the
'message' parameter before passing it to the gtk_message_dialog_new()
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted string to an
application using Ruby-GNOME2, possibly leading to the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Ruby-GNOME2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-ruby/ruby-gtk2-0.16.0-r2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 29296 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-09.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-6183