Fedora 17 : ruby-1.9.3.194-17.fc17 (2012-15395)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

Some security flaws were found on ruby currently shipped on Fedora 17
where malicious user can bypass safe mechanize by raising exception
intentionally and make arbitrary strings tainted. This flaw were now
registered as CVE-2012-4464 and CVE-2012-4466.

This update rpm will fix this issue.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=862907
http://www.nessus.org/u?1aa8b50b

Solution :

Update the affected ruby package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62528 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55757

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4464
CVE-2012-4466

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