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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
It was found that RubyGems did not verify SSL connections. This could
lead to man-in-the-middle attacks. (CVE-2012-2126)
It was found that, when using RubyGems, the connection could be
redirected from HTTPS to HTTP. This could lead to a user believing
they are installing a gem via HTTPS, when the connection may have been
silently downgraded to HTTP. (CVE-2012-2125)
It was discovered that the rubygems API validated version strings
using an unsafe regular expression. An application making use of this
API to process a version string from an untrusted source could be
vulnerable to a denial of service attack through CPU exhaustion.
See also :
Update the affected rubygems package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 70491 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2125CVE-2012-2126CVE-2013-4287
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