GLSA-201412-27 : Ruby: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-27
(Ruby: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ruby. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or
bypass security restrictions.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-27

Solution :

All Ruby 1.9 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.9.3_p551'
All Ruby 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-2.0.0_p598'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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