irb, ruby security update

ID CESA-2005:799-01
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-10-12T00:30:52


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:799-01

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming.

A bug was found in the way ruby handles eval statements. It is possible for a malicious script to call eval in such a way that can allow the bypass of certain safe-level restrictions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CAN-2005-2337 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-tcltk

Upstream details at: