RHEL 2.1 / 3 / 4 : ruby (RHSA-2006:0604)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated ruby packages that fix security issues are now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for 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-2006-3694)

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

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3694.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0604.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22113 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3694