Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : ruby1.8 vulnerability (USN-146-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Nobuhiro IMAI discovered that the changed default value of the
Module#public_instance_methods() method broke the security protection
of XMLRPC server handlers. A remote attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary commands on an XMLRPC server.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20540 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14016

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1992

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