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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Ruby Vendors:   Matsumoto, Yukihiro
Ruby 'dl' Does Not Check for Taint
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020652
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020652
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3657   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 13 2008
Original Entry Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of user information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.8.5, 1.8.6-p286, 1.8.7-p71, and prior versions; 1.9 r18423 and prior revisions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Ruby. An application may be able to invoke potentially dangerous functions.

The dynamic linker library does not check to determine if objects are tainted. As a result, an application may be able to invoke potentially dangerous functions.

sheepman reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   An application may be able to invoke potentially dangerous functions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.8.6-p287, 1.8.7-p72), available at:

ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.6-p287.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-p72.tar.gz

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple-vulnerabilities-in-ruby/

Vendor URL:  www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple-vulnerabilities-in-ruby/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 21 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Ruby 'dl' Does Not Check for Taint
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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