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The dl module in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71 and 1.9 through r18423 does not check "taintness" of inputs which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe levels and execute dangerous functions by accessing a library using DL.dlopen.

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The dl module in Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71 and 1.9 through r18423 does not check "taintness" of inputs which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe levels and execute dangerous functions by accessing a library using DL.dlopen.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-3657
Product(s):