CVE-2008-3655

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Description

Ruby 1.8.5 and earlier, 1.8.6 through 1.8.6-p286, 1.8.7 through 1.8.7-p71, and 1.9 through r18423 does not properly restrict access to critical variables and methods at various safe levels, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via (1) untrace_var, (2) $PROGRAM_NAME, and (3) syslog at safe level 4, and (4) insecure methods at safe levels 1 through 3.

References

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=494401

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/31430

http://secunia.com/advisories/31697

http://secunia.com/advisories/32165

http://secunia.com/advisories/32219

http://secunia.com/advisories/32255

http://secunia.com/advisories/32256

http://secunia.com/advisories/32371

http://secunia.com/advisories/32372

http://secunia.com/advisories/33178

http://secunia.com/advisories/35074

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-17.xml

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549

http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-424.htm

http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0264

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1651

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1652

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0895.html

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0897.html

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2008/08/08/multiple-vulnerabilities-in-ruby/

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495884/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30644

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020656

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2334

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44369

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11602

https://usn.ubuntu.com/651-1/

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00259.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00299.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-08-13

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.6.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.1:-9:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.2:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.2:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.2:preview4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.3:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.3:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.3:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.4:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.4:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.4:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 1.8.5 (inclusive)

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:p11:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:p113:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:p115:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:p12:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:p2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:p35:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:preview4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.5:preview5:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p110:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p111:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p114:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p230:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p286:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:p36:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.6:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p17:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p22:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:p71:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview1:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview2:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview3:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.8.7:preview4:*:*:*:*:*:*

cpe:2.3:a:ruby-lang:ruby:1.9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (26 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
67752Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : ruby (ELSA-2008-0897)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67751Oracle Linux 3 : ruby (ELSA-2008-0896)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
60485Scientific Linux Security Update : ruby on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
high
51760SuSE 10 Security Update : ruby (ZYPP Patch Number 6338)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
42032openSUSE 10 Security Update : ruby (ruby-6339)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
41452SuSE 11 Security Update : ruby (SAT Patch Number 1073)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
41312SuSE9 Security Update : ruby (YOU Patch Number 12452)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
40306openSUSE Security Update : ruby (ruby-1070)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
40122openSUSE Security Update : ruby (ruby-1070)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
38744Mac OS X 10.5.x < 10.5.7 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
38018Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDVSA-2008:226)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
high
37068Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : ruby1.8 vulnerabilities (USN-651-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
35188GLSA-200812-17 : Ruby: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
34502CentOS 4 / 5 : ruby (CESA-2008:0897)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
34466RHEL 4 / 5 : ruby (RHSA-2008:0897)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
34465RHEL 3 : ruby (RHSA-2008:0896)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
34464RHEL 2.1 : ruby (RHSA-2008:0895)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high
34462CentOS 3 : ruby (CESA-2008:0896)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
34388Debian DSA-1652-1 : ruby1.9 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
34387Debian DSA-1651-1 : ruby1.8 - several vulnerabilitiesNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
34380Fedora 9 : ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc9 (2008-8738)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
34379Fedora 8 : ruby-1.8.6.287-2.fc8 (2008-8736)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
33907FreeBSD : ruby -- DoS vulnerability in WEBrick (f7ba20aa-6b5a-11dd-9d79-001fc61c2a55)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high
33906FreeBSD : ruby -- multiple vulnerabilities in safe level (c329712a-6b5b-11dd-9d79-001fc61c2a55)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high
5023Mac OS X 10.5 < 10.5.7 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorGeneric
critical
800792Mac OS X 10.5 < 10.5.7 Multiple VulnerabilitiesLog Correlation EngineOperating System Detection
high