This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated ruby packages that fix an arbitrary command execution issue
are now available.
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
[Updated 25 Oct 2005] Errata has been updated to include missing
packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented
A bug was found in the way ruby handles eval statements. It is
possible for a malicious script to call eval in such a way that can
allow the bypass of certain safe-level restrictions. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-2337 to this issue.
Users of Ruby should update to these erratum packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 20049 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-2337