Public Date:
862614: CVE-2012-4466 ruby: safe level bypass via name_err_mesg_to_str()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Ruby 1.8.7 before patchlevel 371, 1.9.3 before patchlevel 286, and 2.0 before revision r37068 allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe-level restrictions and modify untainted strings via the name_err_mesg_to_str API function, which marks the string as tainted, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1005.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4466 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 OpenShift Enterprise Client Tools RHSA-2013:0582 2013-02-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ruby Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ruby Not affected