Debian: DSA-2810-1: ruby1.9.1 security update

    Date04 Dec 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Charlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating point number conversion. If an application using Ruby accepted untrusted input strings and converted them to floating point numbers, an attacker able to provide such input could cause the application to crash or,
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2810-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    December 04, 2013                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : ruby1.9.1
    Vulnerability  : heap overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-4164
    Debian Bug     : 730178
    
    Charlie Somerville discovered that Ruby incorrectly handled floating
    point number conversion. If an application using Ruby accepted untrusted
    input strings and converted them to floating point numbers, an attacker
    able to provide such input could cause the application to crash or,
    possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.9.2.0-2+deb6u2.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.9.3.194-8.1+deb7u2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.9.3.484-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your ruby1.9.1 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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