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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-6183

Original release date: 11/29/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Format string vulnerability in the mdiag_initialize function in gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c in Ruby-GNOME 2 (aka Ruby/Gnome2) 0.16.0, and SVN versions before 20071127, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in the message parameter.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=453689
External Source: MISC
Name: http://em386.blogspot.com/2007/11/your-favorite-better-than-c-scripting.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=200623
External Source: XF
Name: rubygnome2-mdiaginitialize-format-string(38757)
External Source: BID
Name: 26616
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4229
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4216
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1431
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=402871
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28022
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200712-09
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3407
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4022
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:033
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 40774
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28060
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27975
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27825
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ruby-gnome2.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/ruby-gnome2/ruby-gnome2/trunk/gtk/src/rbgtkmessagedialog.c?view=log
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071127 Ruby/Gnome2 0.16.0 Format String Vulnerability

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:ruby_gnome2:ruby_gnome2:0.16.0

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Format String Vulnerability (CWE-134)