GLSA-200605-11 : Ruby: Denial of Service

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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-200605-11
(Ruby: Denial of Service)

Ruby uses blocking sockets for WEBrick and XMLRPC servers.

Impact :

An attacker could send large amounts of data to an affected server
to block the socket and thus deny other connections to the server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20051224.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200605-11

Solution :

All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.4-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21353 (gentoo_GLSA-200605-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 17645

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1931