ruby1.9.1 -- heap overflow

2013-12-04T00:00:00
ID DSA-2810
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2013-12-04T00:00:00

Description

Charlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating point number conversion. If an application using Ruby accepted untrusted input strings and converted them to floating point numbers, an attacker able to provide such input could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.2.0-2+deb6u2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.3.194-8.1+deb7u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.9.3.484-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9.1 packages.