Amazon Linux AMI : ruby (ALAS-2013-248)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Heap-based buffer overflow in Ruby 1.8, 1.9 before 1.9.3-p484, 2.0
before 2.0.0-p353, 2.1 before 2.1.0 preview2, and trunk before
revision 43780 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of
service (segmentation fault) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a
string that is converted to a floating point value, as demonstrated
using (1) the to_f method or (2) JSON.parse.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cb543f6d

Solution :

Run 'yum update ruby' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71079 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4164