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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0895

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0895.

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

A number of flaws were found in the safe-level restrictions in Ruby. It
was possible for an attacker to create a carefully crafted malicious script
that can allow the bypass of certain safe-level restrictions. (CVE-2008-3655)

A denial of service flaw was found in Ruby's regular expression engine. If
a Ruby script tried to process a large amount of data via a regular
expression, it could cause Ruby to enter an infinite-loop and crash.

Users of ruby should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

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

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3443
BugTraq ID: 30682
Cert/CC Advisory: TA09-133A
Debian Security Information: DSA-1695 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: ruby-regex-dos(44688)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-3655
BugTraq ID: 30644
Bugtraq: 20080831 rPSA-2008-0264-1 ruby (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1651 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1652 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: ruby-safelevel-security-bypass(44369)
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