Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : ruby1.8, ruby1.9 vulnerabilities (USN-805-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 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 :

It was discovered that Ruby did not properly validate certificates. An
attacker could exploit this and present invalid or revoked X.509
certificates. (CVE-2009-0642)

It was discovered that Ruby did not properly handle string arguments
that represent large numbers. An attacker could exploit this and cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1904).

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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40329 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35278

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0642
CVE-2009-1904

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