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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2664

Original release date: 06/24/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The rb_str_format function in Ruby 1.8.4 and earlier, 1.8.5 before 1.8.5-p231, 1.8.6 before 1.8.6-p230, 1.8.7 before 1.8.7-p22, and 1.9.0 before 1.9.0-2 allows context-dependent attackers to trigger memory corruption via unspecified vectors related to alloca, a different issue than CVE-2008-2662, CVE-2008-2663, and CVE-2008-2725. NOTE: as of 20080624, there has been inconsistent usage of multiple CVE identifiers related to Ruby. The CVE description should be regarded as authoritative, although it is likely to change.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/AU:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-179-01
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:140
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30831
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31181
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31687
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30802
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1907
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-5649
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9646
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/06/20/arbitrary-code-execution-vulnerabilities/
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30867
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0206
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2626
External Source: MISC
Name: http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2008/6/21/multiple-ruby-security-vulnerabilities
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blog.phusion.nl/2008/06/23/ruby-186-p230187-broke-your-app-ruby-enterprise-edition-to-the-rescue/
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1612
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zedshaw.com/rants/the_big_ruby_vulnerabilities.html
External Source: BID
Name: 29903
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30894
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-621-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0561
External Source: XF
Name: ruby-rbstrformat-code-execution(43348)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:142
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-06-30
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:017
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33178
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30875
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.rubyinside.com/june-2008-ruby-security-vulnerabilities-927.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.matasano.com/log/1070/updates-on-drew-yaos-terrible-ruby-vulnerabilities/
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1618
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31062
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31090
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-17
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1981
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020347
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31256
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080626 rPSA-2008-0206-1 ruby
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2163
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/157034
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:141

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9646
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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