GLSA 200507-10: Ruby: Arbitrary command execution
Posted on: 07/11/2005 11:14 AM

A Ruby ecurity update has been released for Gentoo Linuxx

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200507-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC
Date: July 11, 2005
Bugs: #96784
ID: 200507-10

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in XMLRPC.iPIMethods allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

Background
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Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming. XML-RPC is a remote procedure call protocol encoded in XML.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/ruby lt; 1.8.2-r2 gt;= 1.8.2-r2

Description
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Nobuhiro IMAI reported that an invalid default value in "utils.rb" causes the security protections of the XML-RPC server to fail.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest available version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1992
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1992
[ 2 ] Ruby Security Announcement
http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20050701.html

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-10.xml

Concerns?
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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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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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