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[GLSA-200510-05] Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-05
(Ruby: Security bypass vulnerability)


Dr. Yutaka Oiwa discovered that Ruby fails to properly enforce
safe level protections.

Impact

A possible hacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code beyond the restrictions specified in each safe level.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2337
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20051003.html


Solution:
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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