GLSA-200510-05 : Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 19975


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-05 (Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability)

Dr. Yutaka Oiwa discovered that Ruby fails to properly enforce safe level protections.
Impact :

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code beyond the restrictions specified in each safe level.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19975

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ruby, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2337

BID: 14909

OSVDB: 19610

GLSA: 200510-05