Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : ruby (ELSA-2008-0981)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0981 :

Updated ruby packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ruby is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented, scripting
language. It has features to process text files and to do system
management tasks.

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)

All Ruby users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a correct patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-December/000823.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-December/000822.html

Solution :

Update the affected ruby 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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67767 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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