This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Ruby parsed floating point
numbers from their text representation. If an application using Ruby
accepted untrusted input strings and converted them to floating point
numbers, an attacker able to provide such input could cause the
application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the application. (CVE-2013-4164)
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 71202 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4164