Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71202


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Ruby parsed floating point numbers from their text representation. If an application using Ruby accepted untrusted input strings and converted them to floating point numbers, an attacker able to provide such input could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application. (CVE-2013-4164)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71202

File Name: sl_20131125_ruby_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Modified: 2015/01/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4164