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RHSA-2006-0604: irb Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the irb packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated ruby packages that fix security issues are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented programming.
A number of flaws were found in the safe-level restrictions in Ruby. It
was possible for a possible hacker to create a carefully crafted malicious script
that can allow the bypass of certain safe-level restrictions.
Users of Ruby should update to these erratum packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0604.html
Threat Level: High
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