USN-1603-2: Ruby vulnerabilities
23 October 2012
Ruby could allow excessive access in untrusted programs.
- ruby1.8 - Interpreter of object-oriented scripting language Ruby 1.8
USN-1603-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Ruby. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 12.10.
Original advisory details:
Shugo Maedo and Vit Ondruch discovered that Ruby incorrectly allowed untainted
strings to be modified in protective safe levels. An attacker could use this
flaw to bypass intended access restrictions. (CVE-2012-4466, CVE-2012-4481)