Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ruby (MDKSA-2006:079)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability in how ruby's HTTP module uses blocking sockets was
reported by Yukihiro Matsumoto. By sending large amounts of data to a
server application using this module, a remote attacker could exploit
it to render the application unusable and not respond to other client

The updated packages have been patched to fix this problem.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21285 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-079.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 17645

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1931

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