openSUSE Security Update : ruby (openSUSE-SU-2012:0228-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update of ruby provides 1.8.7p357, which contains many stability
fixes and bug fixes, which are fully compatible with the previous
version. You can review the detailed list here :

The particularly noteworthy fixes are :

- Hash functions are now using a randomized seed to avoid
algorithmic complexity attacks (CVE-2011-4815). For this
OpenSSL::Random.seed at the SecureRandom.random_bytes is
used if available.

- mkconfig.rb: fix for continued lines.

- Fix Infinity to be greater than any bignum number.

- initialize store->

- some IPv6 related fixes

- zlib fixes

- reinitialize PRNG when forking children

- securerandom fixes (CVE-2011-2705)

- uri route_to fixes

- fix race condition with variables and autoload

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ruby packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76015 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2686

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