Fedora 17 : ruby-188.8.131.527-19.fc17 (2012-18017)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62955
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA security flaw was found on ruby currently shiped on Fedora 18 that carefully crafted sequence of strings may cause a denial of service attack on the service that parses the sequence to create a Hash object by using the strings as keys. This issue is now registered as CVE-2012-5371.
This new package should fix this issue.
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SolutionUpdate the affected ruby package.