Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : ruby1.8, ruby1.9.1 vulnerability (USN-1780-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Ben Murphy discovered that the Ruby REXML library incorrectly handled
XML entity expansion. An attacker could use this flaw to cause Ruby to
consume large amounts of memory, resulting in a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65686 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58141

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1821