RHEL 2.1 / 3 : ruby (RHSA-2004:441)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated ruby package that fixes insecure file permissions for CGI
session files is now available.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented
programming.

Andres Salomon reported an insecure file permissions flaw in the CGI
session management of Ruby. FileStore created world readable files
that could allow a malicious local user the ability to read CGI
session data. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0755 to this issue.

Users are advised to upgrade to this erratum package, which contains a
backported patch to CGI::Session FileStore.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0755.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-441.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15412 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0755