Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Vincent Danen reported, that Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0897
did not properly address a denial of service flaw in the WEBrick (Ruby
HTTP server toolkit), known as CVE-2008-3656. This flaw allowed a
remote attacker to send a specially-crafted HTTP request to a WEBrick
server that would cause the server to use excessive CPU time. This
update properly addresses this flaw. (CVE-2008-4310)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?24c8869e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60502 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3656
CVE-2008-4310