Originally, Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2011-1005 to the following vulnerability:
The safe-level feature in Ruby 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-420, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-330, and 1.8.8dev allows context-dependent attackers to modify strings via the Exception#to_s method, as demonstrated by changing an intended pathname.
Later it was reported:
that the Ruby name_err_mesg_to_str() method is vulnerable to the similar flaw.
Relevant upstream patch:
*** Bug 862906 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created ruby tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 862907]
This issue has been addressed in following products:
RHEL 6 Version of OpenShift Enterprise
Via RHSA-2013:0582 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0582.html