RHEL 5 : ruby (RHSA-2007:0965)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

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 5.

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

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
a backported patch to resolve these issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28202 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25847

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5162