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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4466

Ruby 1.8.7 before patchlevel 371, 1.9.3 before patchlevel 286, and 2.0 before revision r37068 allows context-dependent attackers to bypass safe-level restrictions and modify untainted strings via the name_err_mesg_to_str API function, which marks the string as tainted, a different vulnerability than CVE-2011-1005.
Publish Date : 2013-04-25 Last Update Date : 2014-02-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4466

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P173 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P330 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P370 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P301 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P160 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P299 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P358 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P71 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P72 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P249 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P357 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P248 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P352 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 Preview3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P174 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P334 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.7 P302 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.9.3 P0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.9.3 P125 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.9.3 P194 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0.0 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0.0 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0.0 Preview2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0.0 Preview1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 2.0.0 P0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ruby-lang Ruby 34

- References For CVE-2012-4466
MLIST [oss-security] 20121003 Re: CVE Request: Ruby safe level bypasses
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-15376
MLIST [oss-security] 20121002 CVE Request: Ruby safe level bypasses CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4466

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