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Gentoo alert 200507-10 (ruby)

From:  Thierry Carrez <koon@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200507-10 ] Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC
Date:  Mon, 11 Jul 2005 16:42:40 +0200
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: High Title: Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC Date: July 11, 2005 Bugs: #96784 ID: 200507-10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== A vulnerability in XMLRPC.iPIMethods allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands. Background ========== Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming. XML-RPC is a remote procedure call protocol encoded in XML. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 dev-lang/ruby < 1.8.2-r2 >= 1.8.2-r2 Description =========== 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. Resolution ========== All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest available version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2-r2" References ========== [ 1 ] CAN-2005-1992 http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-200... [ 2 ] Ruby Security Announcement http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20050701.html Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-10.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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