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RHSA-2005:543: ruby security update

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RHSA-2005:543: ruby security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
06/20/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated ruby packages that fix an arbitrary command execution issue are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming. A bug was found in the way Ruby launched an XMLRPC server. If an XMLRPC server is launched in a certain way, it becomes possible for a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands within the XMLRPC server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1992 to this issue. Users of Ruby should update to these erratum packages, which contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

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

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