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USN195-1 : ruby1.8 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ruby1.8 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- irb1.8
- libbigdecimal-ruby1.8
- libcurses-ruby1.8
- libdbm-ruby1.8
- libdl-ruby1.8
- libdrb-ruby1.8
- liberb-ruby1.8
- libgdbm-ruby1.8
- libiconv-ruby1.8
- libopenssl-ruby1.8
- libpty-ruby1.8
- libracc-runtime-ruby1.8
- libreadline-ruby1.8
- librexml-ruby1.8
- libruby1.8
- libruby1.8-dbg
- libsdbm-ruby1.8
- libsoap-ruby1.8
- libstrscan-ruby1.8
- libsyslog-ruby1.8
- libtcltk-ruby1.8
- libtest-unit-ruby1.8
- libtk-ruby1.8
- libweb

Description :

The object oriented scripting language Ruby supports safely executing
untrusted code with two mechanisms: safe level and taint flag on
objects. Dr. Yutaka Oiwa discovered a vulnerability that permits
Ruby methods to bypass these mechanisms. In systems which use this
feature, this could be exploited to execute Ruby code beyond the
restrictions specified in each safe level.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- irb1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libbigdecimal-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libcurses-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libdbm-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libdl-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libdrb-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- liberb-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libgdbm-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2pre4-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- libiconv-ruby1.8-1.8.1+1.8.2p

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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