Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in Ruby's SSL client's hostname identity check when
handling certificates that contain hostnames with NULL bytes. An
attacker could potentially exploit this flaw to conduct
man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof SSL servers. Note that to exploit
this issue, an attacker would need to obtain a carefully-crafted
certificate signed by an authority that the client trusts.
(CVE-2013-4073)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?35ba4da8

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68946 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4073