Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : ruby1.8 vulnerability (USN-273-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Yukihiro Matsumoto reported that Ruby's HTTP module uses blocking
sockets. By sending large amounts of data to a server application that
uses this module, a remote attacker could exploit this to render this
application unusable and not respond any more to other clients (Denial
of Service).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21292 ()

Bugtraq ID: 17645

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1931