RHEL 4 : ruby (RHSA-2007:0961)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated ruby packages that fix several security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ruby is an interpreted scripting language for object-oriented
programming.

A flaw was discovered in the way Ruby's CGI module handles certain
HTTP requests. If a remote attacker sends a specially crafted request,
it is possible to cause the ruby CGI script to enter an infinite loop,
possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2006-6303)

An SSL certificate validation flaw was discovered in several Ruby Net
modules. The libraries were not checking the requested host name
against the common name (CN) in the SSL server certificate, possibly
allowing a man in the middle attack. (CVE-2007-5162, CVE-2007-5770)

Users of Ruby should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-6303.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5162.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5770.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0961.html

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)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28201 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6303
CVE-2007-5162
CVE-2007-5770