Debian DSA-2810-1 : ruby1.9.1 - heap overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71221
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionCharlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating point number conversion. 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.
SolutionUpgrade the ruby1.9.1 packages.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 220.127.116.11-2+deb6u2.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 18.104.22.168-8.1+deb7u2.