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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200906-02
(Ruby: Denial of Service)
Tadayoshi Funaba reported that BigDecimal in
ext/bigdecimal/bigdecimal.c does not properly handle string arguments
containing overly long numbers.
A remote attacker could exploit this issue to remotely cause a Denial
of Service attack.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Ruby users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/ruby-1.8.6_p369'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 39565 (gentoo_GLSA-200906-02.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 35278
CVE ID: CVE-2009-1904
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