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Mandriva Linux Security Update Advisory - ruby (MDVSA-2013:200)
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:200
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : ruby
 Date    : July 26, 2013
 Affected: Enterprise Server 5.0
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 Problem Description:

 Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in ruby:

 The safe-level feature in Ruby 1.8.7 allows context-dependent attackers
 to modify strings via the NameError#to_s method when operating on
 Ruby objects.  NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for
 CVE-2011-1005 (CVE-2012-4481).

 lib/rexml/text.rb in the REXML parser in Ruby before 1.9.3-p392 allows
 remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and
 crash) via crafted text nodes in an XML document, aka an XML Entity
 Expansion (XEE) attack (CVE-2013-1821).

 A flaw was found in Ruby's SSL client's hostname identity check
 when handling certificates that contain hostnames with NULL
 bytes. An attacker could potentially exploit this flaw to conduct
 man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof SSL servers. Note that to exploit
 this issue, an attacker would need to obtain a carefully-crafted
 certificate signed by an authority that the client trusts
 (CVE-2013-4073).

 The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-4481
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1821
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-4073
 http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=863484
 http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=914716
 http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=979251
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Enterprise Server 5:
 54efd9d04ac7a92a38c9a531c0a5b956  mes5/i586/ruby-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
 6ca399ef73a5df70b24e8a54bc7e9184 
mes5/i586/ruby-devel-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
 4e6ceeba8349c5ed2d9965dc9e7dca33  mes5/i586/ruby-doc-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
 cca93669e5f564c35d04d3427aa9b0bd  mes5/i586/ruby-tk-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.i586.rpm
 01677fdc63909deddc5584aab63d6b9a  mes5/SRPMS/ruby-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.src.rpm

 Mandriva Enterprise Server 5/X86_64:
 c25ab3890d672abcdf3415e38f0ccfa9  mes5/x86_64/ruby-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
 1dbfd59b83e2d53382d3f5ebb524e942 
mes5/x86_64/ruby-devel-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
 1eb316b715f155b09dcf0e75791be3e0 
mes5/x86_64/ruby-doc-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
 091949b18bf3b6963224991677996f24 
mes5/x86_64/ruby-tk-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.x86_64.rpm
 01677fdc63909deddc5584aab63d6b9a  mes5/SRPMS/ruby-1.8.7-7p72.6mdvmes5.2.src.rpm
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 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

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 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

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