CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-10-05
Bugzilla: 863484: CVE-2012-4481 ruby: Incomplete fix for CVE-2011-1005 for NameError#to_s method when used on objects


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The safe-level feature in Ruby 1.8.7 allows context-dependent attackers to modify strings via the NameError#to_s method when operating on Ruby objects. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2011-1005.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4481 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 5 (ruby) RHSA-2013:0129 January 08, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (ruby) RHSA-2013:0612 March 07, 2013

External References


This issue was discovered by Vit Ondruch of Red Hat.

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