Ruby vulnerabilities

2008-06-26T00:00:00
ID USN-621-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2008-06-26T00:00:00

Description

Drew Yao discovered several vulnerabilities in Ruby which lead to integer overflows. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a malicious script, an attacker could cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2008-2662, CVE-2008-2663, CVE-2008-2725, CVE-2008-2726)

Drew Yao discovered that Ruby did not sanitize its input when using ALLOCA. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a malicious script, an attacker could cause a denial of service via memory corruption. (CVE-2008-2664)