|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for ruby RHSA-2011:0910-01|
|Summary:||The remote host is missing an update for the 'ruby'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.|
The remote host is missing an update for the 'ruby'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Ruby is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented, scripting language. It
has features to process text files and to do system management tasks.
A flaw was found in the way large amounts of memory were allocated on
64-bit systems when using the BigDecimal class. A context-dependent
attacker could use this flaw to cause memory corruption, causing a Ruby
application that uses the BigDecimal class to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code. This issue did not affect 32-bit systems. (CVE-2011-0188)
A race condition flaw was found in the remove system entries method in the
FileUtils module. If a local user ran a Ruby script that uses this method,
a local attacker could use this flaw to delete arbitrary files and
directories accessible to that user via a symbolic link attack.
A flaw was found in the method for translating an exception message into a
string in the Exception class. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
bypass safe level 4 restrictions, allowing untrusted (tainted) code to
modify arbitrary, trusted (untainted) strings, which safe level 4
restrictions would otherwise prevent. (CVE-2011-1005)
Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of Apple Product Security for
reporting the CVE-2011-0188 issue.
All Ruby users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.
ruby on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
Please Install the Updated Packages.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-0188|
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1004
BugTraq ID: 46460
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1005
BugTraq ID: 46458
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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