GLSA-200712-09 : Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-09
(Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error)

Chris Rohlf discovered that the '' method in
the file gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c does not properly sanitize the
'message' parameter before passing it to the gtk_message_dialog_new()

Impact :

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.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29296 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 26616

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6183

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