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|Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:55 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-10 ] Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Ruby: Arbitrary command execution through XML-RPC (GLSA 200507-10)
Date: July 11, 2005
A vulnerability in XMLRPC.iPIMethods allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands.
Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for quick and easy object-oriented programming. XML-RPC is a remote procedure call protocol encoded in XML.
Vulnerable: < 1.8.2-r2
Unaffected: >= 1.8.2-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
Nobuhiro IMAI reported that an invalid default value in "utils.rb" causes the security protections of the XML-RPC server to fail.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest available version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2-r2"
Ruby Security Announcement
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