Amazon Linux AMI : ruby (ALAS-2012-139)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

Ruby 1.8.7 before patchlevel 371, 1.9.3 before patchlevel 286, and 2.0
before revision r37068 allows context-dependent attackers to bypass
safe-level restrictions and modify untainted strings via the
name_err_mesg_to_str API function, which marks the string as tainted,
a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1005 .

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ba244267

Solution :

Run 'yum update ruby' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69629 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4466