Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the way the Ruby REXML
XML parser performed expansion of parameter entities. A specially
crafted XML document could cause REXML to use an excessive amount of
CPU and memory. (CVE-2014-8080, CVE-2014-8090)

All running instances of Ruby need to be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?52c0b784

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79657 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8080
CVE-2014-8090

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