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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37474 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30682

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3443