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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-12
(Ruby: Denial of Service vulnerability)
Zed Shaw, Jeremy Kemper, and Jamis Buck of the Mongrel project reported
that the CGI library shipped with Ruby is vulnerable to a remote Denial
of Service by an unauthenticated user.
The vulnerability can be exploited by sending the cgi.rb library an
HTTP request with multipart MIME encoding that contains a malformed
MIME boundary specifier beginning with '-' instead of '--'. Successful
exploitation of the vulnerability causes the library to go into an
infinite loop waiting for additional nonexistent input.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.5-r3'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23706 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-12.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-5467