The VpMemAlloc function in bigdecimal.c in the BigDecimal class in Ruby 1.9.2-p136 and earlier, as used on Apple Mac OS X before 10.6.7 and other platforms, does not properly allocate memory, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving creation of a large BigDecimal value within a 64-bit process, related to an "integer truncation issue."
Publish Date : 2011-03-22 Last Update Date : 2011-08-23
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify
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if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.