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

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

Synopsis :

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

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).

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 :

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

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