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[GLSA-200507-10] Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-10
(Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC)


Nobuhiro IMAI reported that an invalid default value in "utils.rb"
causes the security protections of the XML-RPC server to fail.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary commands.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1992
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20050701.html


Solution:
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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