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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
It was discovered that Ruby's REXML library did not properly restrict
XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a
denial of service by tricking a Ruby application using REXML to read
text nodes from specially crafted XML content, which will result in
REXML consuming large amounts of system memory. (CVE-2013-1821)
It was found that the SLSA-2011:0910 update did not correctly fix the
CVE-2011-1005 issue, a flaw 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-2012-4481)
The CVE-2012-4481 issue was discovered by Vit Ondruch of Red Hat.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 65094 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-1005CVE-2012-4481CVE-2013-1821
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