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

Date 04 Dec 2013
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
December 04, 2013                      https://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
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