Fedora 12 : ruby-18.104.22.1683-6.fc12 (2010-0530)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 47189
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA secrity vulnerability is found on WEBrick module in Ruby currently shipped on Fedora 12 that WEBrick lets attackers to inject malicious escape sequences to its logs, making it possible for dangerous control characters to be executed on a victim's terminal emulator. This issue has now been tagged as CVE-2009-4492. Also currently have_library() function in mkmf.rb always requires ruby's static archive to function correctly despite that ruby shared library is also provided. This new rpm will fix these issues.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ruby package.