ALAS-2013-247


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-247
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-16 21:54 Pacific
Severity: Critical
References: CVE-2013-4164 

Issue Overview:

Heap-based buffer overflow in Ruby 1.8, 1.9 before 1.9.3-p484, 2.0 before 2.0.0-p353, 2.1 before 2.1.0 preview2, and trunk before revision 43780 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a string that is converted to a floating point value, as demonstrated using (1) the to_f method or (2) JSON.parse.


Affected Packages:

ruby19


Issue Correction:
Run yum update ruby19 to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    rubygem19-json-1.5.5-31.55.amzn1.i686
    rubygem19-io-console-0.3-31.55.amzn1.i686
    ruby19-libs-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.i686
    rubygem19-bigdecimal-1.1.0-31.55.amzn1.i686
    ruby19-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.i686
    ruby19-debuginfo-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.i686
    ruby19-doc-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.i686
    ruby19-devel-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.i686

noarch:
    ruby19-irb-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.noarch
    rubygem19-minitest-2.5.1-31.55.amzn1.noarch
    rubygem19-rdoc-3.9.5-31.55.amzn1.noarch
    rubygems19-1.8.23-31.55.amzn1.noarch
    rubygems19-devel-1.8.23-31.55.amzn1.noarch
    rubygem19-rake-0.9.2.2-31.55.amzn1.noarch

src:
    ruby19-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    ruby19-doc-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    rubygem19-bigdecimal-1.1.0-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby19-devel-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby19-debuginfo-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby19-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    ruby19-libs-1.9.3.484-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    rubygem19-io-console-0.3-31.55.amzn1.x86_64
    rubygem19-json-1.5.5-31.55.amzn1.x86_64