Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2009:160)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The BigDecimal library in Ruby 1.8.6 before p369 and 1.8.7 before p173
allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(application crash) via a string argument that represents a large
number, as demonstrated by an attempted conversion to the Float data

This update corrects the problem.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40398 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-160.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35278

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1904

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