CentOS Update for irb CESA-2011:0908 centos4 x86_64

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'irb' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

Ruby is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented, scripting language. It has features to process text files and to do system management tasks. A flaw was found in the way large amounts of memory were allocated on 64-bit systems when using the BigDecimal class. A context-dependent attacker could use this flaw to cause memory corruption, causing a Ruby application that uses the BigDecimal class to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. This issue did not affect 32-bit systems. (CVE-2011-0188) It was found that WEBrick (the Ruby HTTP server toolkit) did not filter terminal escape sequences from its log files. A remote attacker could use specially-crafted HTTP requests to inject terminal escape sequences into the WEBrick log files. If a victim viewed the log files with a terminal emulator, it could result in control characters being executed with the privileges of that user. (CVE-2009-4492) A cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw was found in the way WEBrick displayed error pages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to perform a cross-site scripting attack against victims by tricking them into visiting a specially-crafted URL. (CVE-2010-0541) A flaw was found 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-2011-1005) Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of Apple Product Security for reporting the CVE-2011-0188 and CVE-2010-0541 issues. All Ruby users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Affected Software

Affected Software

irb on CentOS 4

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

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