Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2010:017)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ruby :

WEBrick 1.3.1 in Ruby 1.8.6 through patchlevel 383, 1.8.7 through
patchlevel 248, 1.8.8dev, 1.9.1 through patchlevel 376, and 1.9.2dev
writes data to a log file without sanitizing non-printable characters,
which might allow remote attackers to modify a window's title, or
possibly execute arbitrary commands or overwrite files, via an HTTP
request containing an escape sequence for a terminal emulator
(CVE-2009-4492).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44061 (mandriva_MDVSA-2010-017.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 37710

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4492

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