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 Severity: Normal
    Title: RDoc: Command Injection
     Date: January 05, 2024
     Bugs: #801301
       ID: 202401-05

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability has been found in RDoc which allows for command
injection.

Background
==========

RDoc produces HTML and command-line documentation for Ruby projects.

Affected packages
=================

Package        Vulnerable    Unaffected
-------------  ------------  ------------
dev-ruby/rdoc  < 6.3.2       >= 6.3.2

Description
===========

A vulnerability has been discovered in RDoc. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.

Impact
======

RDoc used to call Kernel#open to open a local file. If a Ruby project
has a file whose name starts with | and ends with tags, the command
following the pipe character is executed. A malicious Ruby project could
exploit it to run an arbitrary command execution against a user who
attempts to run the rdoc command.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All RDoc users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rdoc-6.3.2"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2021-31799
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-31799

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202401-05

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2024 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-202401-05: RDoc: Command Injection

A vulnerability has been found in RDoc which allows for command injection.

Summary

A vulnerability has been discovered in RDoc. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Resolution

All RDoc users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-ruby/rdoc-6.3.2"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2021-31799 https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-31799

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202401-05

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: RDoc: Command Injection
Date: January 05, 2024
Bugs: #801301
ID: 202401-05

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in RDoc which allows for command injection.

Background

RDoc produces HTML and command-line documentation for Ruby projects.

Affected Packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected ------------- ------------ ------------ dev-ruby/rdoc < 6.3.2 >= 6.3.2

Impact

RDoc used to call Kernel#open to open a local file. If a Ruby project has a file whose name starts with | and ends with tags, the command following the pipe character is executed. A malicious Ruby project could exploit it to run an arbitrary command execution against a user who attempts to run the rdoc command.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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