Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : ruby1.8 vulnerability (USN-371-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

An error was found in Ruby's CGI library that did not correctly check
for the end of multipart MIME requests. Using a crafted HTTP request,
a remote user could cause a denial of service, where Ruby CGI
applications would end up in a loop, monopolizing a CPU.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27952 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20777

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0983