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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201404-04 ] Crack: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Crack: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201404-04)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 07, 2014
Bug(s): #460164
ID: 201404-04

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Crack might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.


Background

Crack is a really simple JSON and XML parsing Ruby gem, ripped from Merb
and Rails.


Affected Packages

Package: dev-ruby/crack
Vulnerable: < 0.3.2
Unaffected: >= 0.3.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

An XML parameter parsing vulnerability has been discovered in Crack.

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process, cause a Denial of
Service condition, or bypass security restrictions.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Crack users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/crack-0.3.2"
   


References

CVE-2013-1800
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