GLSA-200906-02 : Ruby: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200906-02
(Ruby: Denial of Service)

Tadayoshi Funaba reported that BigDecimal in
ext/bigdecimal/bigdecimal.c does not properly handle string arguments
containing overly long numbers.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this issue to remotely cause a Denial
of Service attack.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.6_p369'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39565 (gentoo_GLSA-200906-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35278

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1904

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