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RHSA-2008:0981 -- ruby security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28686

Updated ruby packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Ruby is an extensible interpreted object-oriented scripting language. It has features to process text files and to do system management tasks. Vincent Danen reported that Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0897 did not properly address a denial of service flaw in the WEBrick (Ruby HTTP server toolkit) known as CVE-2008-3656. This flaw allowed a remote attacker to send a specially-crafted HTTP request to a WEBrick server that would cause the server to use excessive CPU time. This update properly addresses this flaw. (CVE-2008-4310) All Ruby users should upgrade to these updated packages which contain a correct patch that resolves this issue.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2008:0981
  • CESA-2008:0981-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2008-4310
Product(s):
  • ruby