Vulnerability identifier: #VU24350
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
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
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.