Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2014:225)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Updated ruby packages fix security vulnerabilities :

Will Wood discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled the encodes()
function. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Ruby to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce
the vulnerability to a denial of service (CVE-2014-4975).

Due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-8080, 100% CPU utilization can
occur as a result of recursive expansion with an empty String. When
reading text nodes from an XML document, the REXML parser in Ruby can
be coerced into allocating extremely large string objects which can
consume all of the memory on a machine, causing a denial of service

Additionally ruby has been upgraded to patch level 374.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79571 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68474

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4975

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