Amazon Linux AMI : rubygems (ALAS-2012-79)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

RubyGems before 1.8.23 can redirect HTTPS connections to HTTP, which
makes it easier for remote attackers to observe or modify a gem during
installation via a man-in-the-middle attack.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?89a45fcb

Solution :

Run 'yum update rubygems' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69686 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2125