[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200906-02 ] Ruby: Denial of Service

2009-06-29T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:22097
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-06-29T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200906-02


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: Normal Title: Ruby: Denial of Service Date: June 28, 2009 Bugs: #273213 ID: 200906-02


Synopsis

A flaw in the Ruby standard library might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service attack.

Background

Ruby is an interpreted object-oriented programming language. The elaborate standard library includes the "BigDecimal" class.

Affected packages

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 Package        /   Vulnerable   /                      Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/ruby < 1.8.6_p369 >= 1.8.6_p369

Description

Tadayoshi Funaba reported that BigDecimal in ext/bigdecimal/bigdecimal.c does not properly handle string arguments containing overly long numbers.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this issue to remotely cause a Denial of Service attack.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.6_p369&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1904 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1904

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200906-02.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

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