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722415: CVE-2011-2686 CVE-2011-2705 CVE-2011-3009 ruby: Properly initialize the random number generator when forking new process

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Ruby before 1.8.6-p114 does not reset the random seed upon forking, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to predict the values of random numbers by leveraging knowledge of the number sequence obtained in a different child process, a related issue to CVE-2003-0900.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3009 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (ruby) RHSA-2012:0070 2012-01-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (ruby) RHSA-2012:0070 2012-01-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (ruby) RHSA-2011:1581 2011-12-05
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