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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.55569
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:799
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:799
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:799.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming.

A bug was found in the way ruby handles eval statements. It is possible for
a malicious script to call eval in such a way that can allow the bypass of
certain safe-level restrictions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2337 to this issue.

Users of Ruby should update to these erratum packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-799.html

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 17951
BugTraq ID: 14909
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-2337
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2006/May/msg00003.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-860 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-860
Debian Security Information: DSA-862 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-862
Debian Security Information: DSA-864 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-864
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-05.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:191
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-799.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2006:005 (Google Search)
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2006_05_sr.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-195-1
Cert/CC Advisory: TA06-132A
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-132A.html
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#160012
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/160012
http://jvn.jp/jp/JVN%2362914675/index.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14909
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17951
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10564
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/1779
http://www.securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Sep/1014948.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/16904
http://secunia.com/advisories/17094
http://secunia.com/advisories/17129
http://secunia.com/advisories/17147
http://secunia.com/advisories/17285
http://secunia.com/advisories/19130
http://secunia.com/advisories/17098
http://secunia.com/advisories/20077
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/59
XForce ISS Database: ruby-eval-security-bypass(22360)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/22360
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