Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65093
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Ruby's REXML library did not properly restrict XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service by tricking a Ruby application using REXML to read text nodes from specially crafted XML content, which will result in REXML consuming large amounts of system memory. (CVE-2013-1821)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.