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Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:14:46 +1000
From: Murray McAllister <>
Subject: possible CVE-2010 request: Ruby older than 1.9.2 appending current
 directory to the load path

Good morning,

CVE-2014-3248 (
describes the following:

"On platforms with Ruby 1.9.1 or earlier, an attacker could have Puppet
execute malicious code by convincing a privileged user to change
directories to one containing the malicious code and then run Puppet."

The issue in Ruby was fixed here:

The "$: doesn't include the current direcotry." entry, I guess.

Is a 2010 CVE ID needed for this, or should it only be treated as hardening?


Murray McAllister / Red Hat Product Security

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