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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-200612-21
(Ruby: Denial of Service vulnerability)
The read_multipart function of the CGI library shipped with Ruby
(cgi.rb) does not properly check boundaries in MIME multipart content.
This is a different issue than GLSA 200611-12.
The vulnerability can be exploited by sending the cgi.rb library a
crafted HTTP request with multipart MIME encoding that contains a
malformed MIME boundary specifier. Successful exploitation of the
vulnerability causes the library to go into an infinite loop.
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_p2'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 23958 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-21.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2006-6303
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