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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
Multiple integer overflows leading to a heap overflow were discovered
in the array- and string-handling code used by Ruby. An attacker could
use these flaws to crash a Ruby application or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the Ruby application using
untrusted inputs in array or string operations. (CVE-2008-2376,
CVE-2008-2662, CVE-2008-2663, CVE-2008-2725, CVE-2008-2726)
It was discovered that Ruby used the alloca() memory allocation
function in the format (%) method of the String class without properly
restricting maximum string length. An attacker could use this flaw to
crash a Ruby application or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Ruby application using long, untrusted strings as
format strings. (CVE-2008-2664)
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60442 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-2376CVE-2008-2662CVE-2008-2663CVE-2008-2664CVE-2008-2725CVE-2008-2726
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