Amazon Linux AMI : ruby19 (ALAS-2013-195)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

lib/rexml/text.rb in the REXML parser in Ruby before 1.9.3-p392 allows
remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and
crash) via crafted text nodes in an XML document, aka an XML Entity
Expansion (XEE) attack.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?be1e7055

Solution :

Run 'yum update ruby19' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69753 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1821