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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that Ruby's REXML library did not properly restrict
XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a
denial of service by tricking a Ruby application using REXML to read
text nodes from specially crafted XML content, which will result in
REXML consuming large amounts of system memory. (CVE-2013-1821)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65093 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1821