FreeBSD : ruby -- heap overflow vulnerability (eab8c3bd-e50c-11de-9cd0-001a926c7637)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The official ruby site reports :

There is a heap overflow vulnerability in String#ljust, String#center
and String#rjust. This has allowed an attacker to run arbitrary code
in some rare cases.

See also :

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2009/12/07/heap-overflow-in-string/
http://www.nessus.org/u?3ee856ea

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 43095 (freebsd_pkg_eab8c3bde50c11de9cd0001a926c7637.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4124

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