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CVE-2016-2339

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Overview

An exploitable heap overflow vulnerability exists in the Fiddle::Function.new "initialize" function functionality of Ruby. In Fiddle::Function.new "initialize" heap buffer "arg_types" allocation is made based on args array length. Specially constructed object passed as element of args array can increase this array size after mentioned allocation and cause heap overflow.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3365-1
Posted Jul 25, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3365-1 - It was discovered that Ruby DL::dlopen incorrectly handled opening libraries. An attacker could possibly use this issue to open libraries with tainted names. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Tony Arcieri, Jeffrey Walton, and Steffan Ullrich discovered that the Ruby OpenSSL extension incorrectly handled hostname wildcard matching. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Christian Hofstaedtler discovered that Ruby Fiddle::Handle incorrectly handled certain crafted strings. An attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, ruby
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2009-5147, CVE-2015-1855, CVE-2015-7551, CVE-2015-9096, CVE-2016-2337, CVE-2016-2339, CVE-2016-7798
MD5 | a6af5cc73212f069a7f0d48255978f2f
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