Ubuntu 12.10 : ruby1.8 vulnerabilities (USN-1603-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62660
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionUSN-1603-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ruby. This update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 12.10.
Shugo Maedo and Vit Ondruch discovered that Ruby incorrectly allowed untainted strings to be modified in protective safe levels. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended access restrictions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libruby1.8 package.