Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65094
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)
It was found that the SLSA-2011:0910 update did not correctly fix the CVE-2011-1005 issue, a flaw in the method for translating an exception message into a string in the Exception class. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass safe level 4 restrictions, allowing untrusted (tainted) code to modify arbitrary, trusted (untainted) strings, which safe level 4 restrictions would otherwise prevent. (CVE-2012-4481)
The CVE-2012-4481 issue was discovered by Vit Ondruch of Red Hat.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.