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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-4164

Original release date: 11/23/2013
Last revised: 10/24/2014


Heap-based buffer overflow in Ruby 1.8, 1.9 before 1.9.3-p484, 2.0 before 2.0.0-p353, 2.1 before 2.1.0 preview2, and trunk before revision 43780 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a string that is converted to a floating point value, as demonstrated using (1) the to_f method or (2) JSON.parse.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2013/11/22/ruby-2-0-0-p353-is-released
Type: Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2014:0011
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2014:0215
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2013/11/22/ruby-1-9-3-p484-is-released
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1767
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2014-10-16-3
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1763
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2809
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT6536
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2013/11/22/heap-overflow-in-floating-point-parsing-cve-2013-4164
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2810
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:1834
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2013:1835
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2014-04-22-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2013:1764

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