GLSA-200510-05 : Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-05
(Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability)

Dr. Yutaka Oiwa discovered that Ruby fails to properly enforce
safe level protections.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code beyond the restrictions specified in each safe level.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20051003.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-05.xml

Solution :

All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19975 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2337