#VU24350 Information disclosure

Published: 2020-01-16 | Updated: 2020-02-24

Vulnerability identifier: #VU24350

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-6750


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Gnome GLib
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Gnome Development Team


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to an error within the GSocketClient in GNOME GLib when processing proxy_addr field. A remote attacker force the system to connect to a specific server using a real address instead of pre-configured proxy address and gain knowledge of the victim's real IP address.

Exploitation of the vulnerability is timing-dependent and may occur only sporadically depending on network delays.

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Vulnerable software versions

Gnome GLib: 2.60.0 - 2.63.5


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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