FreeBSD : Ruby insecure file permissions in the CGI session management (e811aaf1-f015-11d8-876f-00902714cc7c)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

According to a Debian Security Advisory :

Andres Salomon noticed a problem in the CGI session management of
Ruby, an object-oriented scripting language. CGI::Session's FileStore
(and presumably PStore [...]) implementations store session
information insecurely. They simply create files, ignoring permission
issues. This can lead an attacker who has also shell access to the
webserver to take over a session.

See also :

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/16996
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=109267579822250&w=2
http://www.nessus.org/u?b94549b4

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14280 (freebsd_ruby_181.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0755

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