This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
As described upstream at ruby-lang.org, 'any time a string is
converted to a floating point value, a specially crafted string can
cause a heap overflow. This can lead to a denial of service attack via
segmentation faults and possibly arbitrary code execution. Any program
that converts input of unknown origin to floating point values
(especially common when accepting JSON) are vulnerable.'
See also :
Run 'yum update ruby19' to update your system.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 71078 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4164