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Multiple Security Holes Found In Ruby 1.8 and 1.9

July 9th, 2008 19:49 pm | by Ed |

Of interest to Ruby Programmers I just read about some serious vulnerabilities were discovered in Ruby by Drew Yao, a member of Apple's security team.

According to the article about it that I read, these vulnerabilities could be exploited to allow the execution of arbitrary code or lead to a denial of service situation. It also makes it pretty clear that these holes are "exploitable from trivial user-specified parameters", which means that it's entirely possible for a knowledgeable user to compromise a ruby application.

Fortunately, there are patches available to fix these vulnerabilities in both versions 1.8 and 1.9

Technorati Tags: security, arbitrary code execution, vulnerability, exploit, denial of service, user specified parameters, ruby

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