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Title:Ruby Random Number Values Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Summary:This host is installed with Ruby and is prone to information; disclosure vulnerability.
This host is installed with Ruby and is prone to information
disclosure vulnerability.

Vulnerability Insight:
The flaw exists because ruby does not reset the random seed upon forking,
which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to predict the values
of random numbers by leveraging knowledge of the number sequence obtained in
a different child process.

Vulnerability Impact:
Successful exploits may allow attackers to predict random number values.

Affected Software/OS:
Ruby Versions prior to Ruby 1.8.6-p114.

Upgrade to Ruby version 1.8.6-p114 or later.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 49126
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3009
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0070
XForce ISS Database: ruby-random-number-weak-security(69157)
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2011 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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