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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

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
(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 : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27952 ()

Bugtraq ID: 20777

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0983
CVE-2006-5467