CVE-2011-2686

2011-08-05T21:55:00
ID CVE-2011-2686
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2017-08-29T01:29:00

Description

Ruby before 1.8.7-p352 does not reset the random seed upon forking, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to predict the values of random numbers by leveraging knowledge of the number sequence obtained in a different child process, a related issue to CVE-2003-0900. NOTE: this issue exists because of a regression during Ruby 1.8.6 development.