Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2013:286)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability was found and corrected in ruby :

Heap-based buffer overflow in Ruby 1.8, 1.9 before 1.9.3-p484, 2.0
before 2.0.0-p353, 2.1 before 2.1.0 preview2, and trunk before
revision 43780 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of
service (segmentation fault) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a
string that is converted to a floating point value, as demonstrated
using (1) the to_f method or (2) JSON.parse (CVE-2013-4164).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71100 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63873

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4164

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