GLSA 200712-09 Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error
Posted on: 12/09/2007 11:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Ruby-GNOME2: Format string error
Date: December 09, 2007
Bugs: #200623
ID: 200712-09

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Synopsis
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A format string error has been discovered in Ruby-GNOME2, possibly
leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Ruby-GNOME2 is a set of bindings for using GTK+ within the Ruby
programming language.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-ruby/ruby-gtk2 lt; 0.16.0-r2 gt;= 0.16.0-r2

Description
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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()
function.

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Ruby-GNOME2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-ruby/ruby-gtk2-0.16.0-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-6183
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6183

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200712-09.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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