FreeBSD : ruby -- cgi.rb library Denial of Service (a8674c14-83d7-11db-88d5-0012f06707f0)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The official ruby site reports :

Another vulnerability has been discovered in the CGI library (cgi.rb)
that ships with Ruby which could be used by a malicious user to create
a denial of service attack (DoS).

A specific HTTP request for any web application using cgi.rb causes
CPU consumption on the machine on which the web application is
running. Many such requests result in a denial of service.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?538ea10a
http://www.nessus.org/u?f3e3f089

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23771 (freebsd_pkg_a8674c1483d711db88d50012f06707f0.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6303

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