irb, ruby security update

ID CESA-2005:543
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-08-06T17:36:07


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:543

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 ( 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.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:

Affected packages: irb ruby ruby-devel ruby-docs ruby-libs ruby-mode ruby-tcltk

Upstream details at: