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LIN6-12223 : Security Advisory - ruby - CVE-2016-2339

Created: Jan 12, 2017    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Jan 16, 2017
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Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Userspace


An exploitable heap overflow vulnerability exists in the initialize function functionality of Ruby. In 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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