Ubuntu 8.10 : ruby1.9 vulnerability (USN-691-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Laurent Gaffie discovered that Ruby did not properly check for memory
allocation failures. If a user or automated system were tricked into
running a malicious script, an attacker could cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2008-3443)

This update also fixes a regression in the upstream patch previously
applied to fix CVE-2008-3790. The regression would cause parsing of
some XML documents to fail.

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 : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37474 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30682
30802

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3443
CVE-2008-3790