Public Date:
678920: CVE-2011-1005 Ruby: Untrusted codes able to modify arbitrary strings

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The safe-level feature in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-420, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-330, and 1.8.8dev allows context-dependent attackers to modify strings via the Exception#to_s method, as demonstrated by changing an intended pathname.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1005 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ruby) RHSA-2011:0910 2011-06-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (ruby) RHSA-2011:0909 2011-06-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (ruby) RHSA-2011:0908 2011-06-28