Notepad++ Ruby Source File Handling Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 25294


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


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.


Upgrade to Notepad++ version 4.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 25294

File Name: npp_rb_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/05/24

Modified: 2015/01/12

Dependencies: 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/05/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2666

BID: 23961

OSVDB: 36007