GLSA-200411-23 : Ruby: Denial of Service issue

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-23
(Ruby: Denial of Service issue)

Ruby's developers found and fixed an issue in the CGI module that
can be triggered remotely and cause an infinite loop.

Impact :

A remote attacker could trigger the vulnerability through an
exposed Ruby web application and cause the server to use unnecessary
CPU resources, potentially resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200411-23.xml

Solution :

All Ruby 1.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.6.8-r12'
All Ruby 1.8.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.2_pre3'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15724 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0983