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CESA-2004:635: ruby security update

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CESA-2004:635: ruby security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/01/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated ruby package that fixes a denial of service issue for the CGI instance is now available. [Updated 17 Jan 2005] Errata has been updated to include 32-bit libraries on 64-bit architectures.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming. A flaw was dicovered in the CGI module of Ruby. If empty data is sent by the POST method to the CGI script which requires MIME type multipart/form-data, it can get stuck in a loop. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw and cause a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0983 to this issue. Users are advised to upgrade to this erratum package, which contains a backported patch to cgi.rb.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-irb
  • centos-upgrade-ruby
  • centos-upgrade-ruby-devel
  • centos-upgrade-ruby-docs
  • centos-upgrade-ruby-libs
  • centos-upgrade-ruby-mode
  • centos-upgrade-ruby-tcltk

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