Fedora 18 : ruby-1.9.3.327-22.fc18 (2012-17949)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

A security flaw was found on ruby currently shiped on Fedora 18 that
carefully crafted sequence of strings may cause a denial of service
attack on the service that parses the sequence to create a Hash object
by using the strings as keys. This issue is now registered as
CVE-2012-5371.

This new package should 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=875268
http://www.nessus.org/u?65fc27f9

Solution :

Update the affected ruby package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63030 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56484

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5371

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