Notepad++ Ruby Source File Handling Overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has an application that is subject to a buffer
overflow attack.

Description :

Notepad++, a free source code editor and Notepad replacement, is
installed on the remote Windows host.

The version of Notepad++ installed on the remote host reportedly
contains a buffer overflow involving how it processes Ruby source code
files. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into
opening a specially crafted file of this type using Notepad++, he can
leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to
the user's privileges.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/468529/100/0/threaded
http://www.nessus.org/u?3924c238

Solution :

Upgrade to Notepad++ version 4.1.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 25294 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23961

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2666

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